Latvian Man shot for eating popcorn in a noisy manner during ‘Black Swan’ film

February 22nd, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Latvian man was shot dead for eating his popcorn too loudly in a cinema in the country.

The man was not identified in the report but police say that he is 47 years old. The incident took place on Saturday at a cinema in the country’s capital Riga during the screening of ‘Black Swan’.

The movie was a huge hit when it was released in the United States and Canada back in 2010. The movie has been nominated for the upcoming Oscars. Based on the reviews that the movie received, it is expected that it would win an Oscar during the awards this weekend.

The police have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of pulling the trigger that killed the man. Local newspapers claim that the man was shot as the credits rolled at the end of the movie.

The incident has shocked many people in and out of Latvia. The European country of just 2.2 million people is not known for gun violence.

Police are conducting further investigation into the incident. The man is expected to be charged with murder after the investigation.

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