Meet Yong Hyun Kim, Korean American/Asian American hero.
You don’t know him? Neither did I before today, but he was recently arrested and charged with a felony for slapping the shit out of an annoying ass punk kid in a movie theater.
At 10:40 p.m. on April 11, Kent police were called to the AMC Theater at 426 Ramsay Way following a complaint that a man had attacked a child there.
Officers arrived to find to find the 10-year-old, his mother and several friends in the theater lobby. The boy was bleeding from the nose and missing a tooth.
The boy told police he wasn’t sure why Kim struck him. He said he was seated in the theater when a man with “long hair and … 3D glasses” stepped over a row of seats and confronted him.
According to the boy’s account, Kim said something to the effect of, “You know what, I paid a lot of money to see this movie” and punched him in the face.
For his part, Kim said the boy and others were talking loudly during the movie – the title of which was not given in charging documents – and throwing popcorn, some of which landed on him and his girlfriend, a Kent detective told the court.
Kim told police he confronted the group about their behavior, to no avail, the detective continued.
“The group laughed at him and did not quiet down,” the detective said in court documents. “Yong (Kim) said he hit one of the subjects in the face with an open hand.”
“I got so mad that it just happened,” Kim told police, according to charging documents.
Kim was arrested and later gave a lengthy statement to police. The detective noted Kim claimed he didn’t know the boy was so young until police informed him.
“When (the arresting officer) asked Yong (Kim) if he was aware that the person he struck was 10 years old … Yong hung his head down and said he thought the person was a grown man,” the detective told the court.
Kim has been charged with second-degree assault, a felony. Kim, who has no criminal record, was briefly jailed and has since been released.
Okay, okay. I know, I know. Should he have done it? No. Physical violence as a way of solving problems blows.
You have to admit, it’s like a fantasy come true in real life. Gosh it must have been so gratifying to slap the everliving fuck out of that kid who wouldn’t SHUT THE FUCK UP during the movie. Same applies for kids on a plane or wherever else terrible parents can’t get a grip on their goddamn brats.
Plus, if he didn’t do it, we wouldn’t get this video.
“I was holding my madness.” – Yong Hyun Kim, Hero
05/22/2012, Never Forget