Moviegoer tasered at Watchmen screening

watchmen.jpgPeople attending an afternoon showing of Watchmen on Saturday afternoon at a Calgary theater got more action than they’d anticipated when police had to use a Taser to take down an unruly moviegoer. The man, later identified as Stephen Albert Missiaen, 27, started yelling during the movie. “He was drunk out of his mind,” a theater employee said of the man. “He was screaming.” After a manager asked him to leave, the man produced a knife. The other moviegoers fled the scene and officers were called. They found the man, unconscious, alone in the theater.  He awoke when approached by officers, using the knife to threaten them. They used a Taser to subdue him. Missiaen was later taken to hospital where he was examined and released. He has been charged with one count of possessing a weapon.

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  1. mandee • March 16, 2009 @ 10:34 AM

    and we thought joaquin was crazy? lol

  2. Nancy • March 16, 2009 @ 11:23 AM

    I was wondering where Stephen went, LMAO! 😛

  3. Fanpire • March 16, 2009 @ 12:06 PM

    OMG Nancy, tears rolling down my face as I read your last comment! Too funny!!

  4. Joshua • March 16, 2009 @ 1:16 PM

    All this when i thought that us Calgarians had a bad enough reputation. (sigh)

  5. nat • March 16, 2009 @ 1:40 PM

    that’s just funny, don’t care who you are. the funniest is how he got in there in the first place!

  6. chuck • March 16, 2009 @ 6:14 PM

    Too bad they didn’t taser him 5 times.

  7. Nancy • March 16, 2009 @ 6:27 PM

    Well, like the photo says, “JUSTICE IS COMING TO ALL OF US. NO MATTER WHAT WE DO.”

  8. me • March 16, 2009 @ 8:58 PM

    How he got in? Since he was drunk out of his mind, he fit right in and they couldn’t tell the difference.

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