A Marine -- on leave from Afghanistan -- and his wife were attacked outside a Florida theater after the couple asked an unruly group of teenagers to quiet down during a film showing. After the manager kicked the teens out, the couple left frustrated. That's when the teenagers jumped the man and his wife, even punching the woman in the face and knocking her out:
“I got back up to defend myself and they started running everywhere,” Frederico Freire [the Marine] told the paper, adding that he saw one of the teens -- shirtless -- punch his wife in the face, knocking her out, as she tried to get to safety.
A witness brandished a gun in an attempt to break up the mayhem and deputies soon arrived.
Four teens and one adult were arrested and about 300 bystanders had gathered by the end of the incident. As deputies tried to restore order, the movie theater manager had to shut down the facility -- and dole out thousands of dollars in refunds to patrons.
Freire and his wife were not seriously injured, but he said he considered filing lawsuits against his attackers and the theater for failing to provide adequate security.
According to the local ABC News affiliate, the wife claims officers had to use tasers to subdue the crowd.