Do obnoxious kids get a free pass?

Man charged with felony for slapping boy who wouldn't shut up during a movie


This is a rush transcript from "The Five," May 24, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: So, in Auburn, Washington, a man has been charged with a felony after he slapped a 10-year-old boy in a movie theater.

Yong Hyun Kim, who must be Irish, said the kid and his friends kept yelling and throwing popcorn while he and his girl were watching "Titanic 3D," which I think is a Russ Meyer film. Only Bob will get that joke.

The 21-year-old lost his temper and knocked out the kid's tooth. When police told Kim how old the victim was, he said he thought he was a grown man. Let's hear it from Kim, along with a reenactment from a local news team.


YONG HYN KIM: I was holding my madness. I mean, I was kind of mad. I was hold my madness, trying to watch a movie.

REPORTER: Kim says finally he had enough. He hopped a row of seat and told the boys to stop talking but they wouldn't listen, which he said set him off.

KIM: I didn't mean to do it. But it happened.


GUTFELD: We need to do reenactments here at "The Five."

Anyway, Kim now faces months in jail. And I know -- I know you can't hit a kid. Not really, I don't know that.

But why do I sympathize with Kim? Is it because we've all wanted to smack some brat across his bratty face at the movies? I'm sure certain members of "The Five" felt the same about me but I have a yellow belt.

But with the decline in manners these days, and the theaters staff dwindling to one user, there is no one left to police the place. Why do kids get protection just because they're kids? Kids can be just as evil and there should be punishment from evil behavior.

You just know that yappy little punk who wouldn't shut up will think twice next time.

Kimberly, don't be upset.

As far as I'm concerned, there was only one crime, they were all watching "Titanic 3D." Why do you want to watch a sinking ship when you can just tune in to CNN?


ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: Another crime.

You claim to be a yellow belt in karate, but I know the yellow belt you were with those blue shoes.

GUTFELD: Yes, I'm not really a yellow belt.

GUILFOYLE: We knew that.

GUTFELD: I'm kidding.


GUTFELD: What -- OK, Andrea, let's start with you. Did the guy do something wrong? I guess you can't hit a kid, but --

ANDREA TANTAROS, CO-HOST: I guess, technically, you can't. Strong in his defense --

BOLLING: Technically I guess?

TANTAROS: It's a good defense. He said he didn't realize it was a child. It was dark movie theater.

GUTFELD: Dark movie theater.

TANTAROS: OK. How do you know?

GUTFELD: It could have been a little person. It could have been a little body builder. One of those competitive, four-foot tall body builder.

TANTAROS: It could have been you.


BOLLING: They're everywhere in movie theaters.


BOLLING: Oh my gosh. What are you talking about? He is 10! Can you imagine if you're the father of the 10-year-old watching some --

GUTFELD: The father should have told the kid to pipe down, this is a public place.

TANTAROS: I behave more like the children in movie theaters, meaning that when some kid is loud, I go rat on them. I go to the usher and I go, excuse me in row seven, there a s a kid being very, very loud.


BOB BECKEL, CO-HOST: First of all, let's start with what it looks like in movie line. All the guys, it doesn't matter what color they, are they have their pants down around their knees. They got baseball hats that are on crooked and they leave them on in the movies. As far as I'm concerned, I'd take tasers if it were up to me.

Movie theaters are impossible. Teenagers are impossible to listen to.

Their girlfriends are ugly.

GUILFOYLE: Oh my gosh!

BECKEL: And all they do is cause trouble. They shouldn't there in the first place. And I say tasers and more power to this guy.

TANTAROS: Bob for ushers of AMC Theater.


BECKEL: I'm telling you. Don't you get tired of it?

BOLLING: I know you're kidding about the tasers. But at least --

BECKEL: No, I'm not.

BOLLING: That 21-year-old guy shouldn't smack a kid.

BECKEL: No, I agree. He shouldn't smack the kid. He should have tasered him.

GUTFELD: Let me go to Kimberly. You know, I'm obviously talking facetious. I would never hit a kid in a theater.

GUILFOYLE: Because you would go to jail.

GUTFELD: I'm talking about but the frustration of sympathizing.

GUILFOYLE: People do get that whether it's a child or another person, like I sit in a movie theater and you are going on Twitter telling your "Red Eye" fans and you're disturbing me I can't turn around and smack you. I'll be in trouble. That is an assault and battery. You can go to jail for that.

BECKEL: They charge you so much money to go to these movies. At least they could patrol the place. I mean, instead of allowing people, this guy doesn't have to go and slap the guy, he shouldn't have slapped him, I agree.

But you have no ushers. You are paying a fortune to see these things. Most of them are lousy movies anyway. You have to look through a bunch of baseball hats. I mean, c'mon.

GUILFOYLE: Well, that depends where your seats are, if it's a movie premier or screening, Bob.

GUTFELD: What was the worst thing you ever did in a movie theater?

GUILFOYLE: Don't ask.

GUTFELD: Don't ask?


BOLLING: Seven seconds delay, Bob in ready.

BECKEL: I was going to say, it wasn't in a movie theater, it was a drive-in movie.

TANTAROS: Enough said.

GUILFOYLE: Everybody is looking down and away, because we don't want to know.

BECKEL: It was in Bangkok.

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