By David Propper
This was one action-packed scene.
An irate moviegoer was caught on tape pummeling a fellow patron over a seat in a Florida theater earlier this month, authorities said.
The unidentified suspect appeared to throw numerous punches at a 63-year-old man who stumbled to the ground during part of the unhinged attack on July 10, according to footage released by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
The confrontation between the two men began when the victim and his wife saw the suspect and his female companion in the VIP seats they purchased in advance before showing up at the AMC Pompano theater, police said.
When the victim “politely” asked the pair to move, witnesses told investigators the alleged perp “became hostile” before standing up and “aggressively getting in the victim’s face,” the sheriff’s office said.
The footage from authorities showed the suspect inches from the victim’s face before the altercation turned physical.
Once on the ground, the suspect began throwing haymakers at the victim’s face as others in the theaters rushed to stop the attack, police said.
The 63-year-old man suffered injuries to his face and head and needed to be treated at a local hospital.
The suspect meanwhile fled from the theater with the unidentified woman, authorities said.
In a bid to find the suspect, the sheriff’s office released images of the pair as they exit the theater.