According to a very good article out of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, two people engaged in a dispute over texting at Cinemark Tinseltown in Grapevine. A 135-pound female tapped a 220-pound male on the shoulder to ask him to stop texting during the movie. Apparently this moved the 220-pound male to exit the theater and have employees call police.
When police arrived the male filed assault charges on the woman for the shoulder tap. And then, the Grapevine police issued a citation to the woman for the alleged shoulder tap.
Not only are we very surprised that a shoulder tap might be considered illegal, we are in favor of ear thumping and possibly shin kicking for anyone texting in a movie theater. If you are too busy to get off of your phone for an hour and a half to two hours, then do not go to the movies. Whatever you are doing is not important enough to disturb other movie goers who have paid to see a movie.
The woman mentioned above ended up paying a $260 fine for the alledged shoulder tap. Talk about injustice. How did the annoying guy who is texting in a movie theater get off free and clear? He is the one that actually did something wrong.
Please read the linked article above for more details. It is worth the read.