Moviegoers at a screening of The Bourne Legacy near Reno, Nev. had a bit of a scare on Tuesday night, when a man adjusted himself in his seat and ended up discharging his gun right into his own backside. According to witnesses, he apologized to the rest of the theater and promptly left the movie. No one else was hurt.
“Witnesses inside the theater at the time the shot was fired stated that a (man) was adjusting himself in his seat when a gun he had on him discharged,” a town police spokesman said in a statement, via the Reno Gazette-Journal.
As soon as the gun went off, he wasted no time in telling everyone he was sorry and vamoosing. Cops found him shortly afterward at a nearby hospital where he was seeking treatment for the bum wound.
“The (man) was cooperative with police and admitted that his gun fell out of his pocket and when it hit the floor it discharged,” added police.
He did have a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon, it turns out — which still doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a bright idea to bring a gun to a movie theater.
It seems no one panicked as only five out of around 30 people even heard the single shot go off in the first place. And while it wasn’t reported if the movie continued on after that, the whole situation sounds so relaxed we wouldn’t doubt the other moviegoers ended up with their full dose of Jeremy Renner trying to explain how he’s not Matt Damon but also is really good at fighting that night.
Sparks moviegoer shoots himself in buttocks, apologizes, leaves theater [Reno Gazette-Journal]