posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 09:29 AM
He (the perpetrator) bought a ticket to the film, entered the theater, sat down in the front row. At some point, as the previews were ending, he
walked out of theater, and propped the door open some how (tape over the lock mechanism works, or a simple stick slightly wedged in the door would
also work). He went to his car, got dressed up, grabbed his "tools", entered into the theater and went to "work". As for why he stopped
mid-carnage, and gave himself up, all I can do is guess: I'm guessing this was a juvenile revenge fantasy - this kid wasn't a true sociopath, and
was probably overwhelmed by emotion after seeing the violence he committed up close and personal. Getting his revenge on total strangers for his own
alienation from society probably wasn't as satisfying as he imagined in his warped mind. He probably envisioned things going down in a
movie/video-game (IE- fictional fantasy) fashion. He would play the villain, the anti-hero, striking revenge at the society that had ostracized
Only thing is, life isn't like a movie, nor novel, nor a video game. But this kid probably isolated himself, and played this fantasy over and over
in his own mind until it became "real". At least, that's my two bits.
As for the girl saying that he kicked in the door, witnesses to these type of events often let their emotions blend into what actually happened. This
girl probably only really saw bits and pieces of the actual shooting, but her imagination filled in the blanks to make it one coherent picture. Hence
why people often seeing multiple shooters, describing the shooter as much larger then they really are, etc. In such a chaotic, hectic situation, it
is nearly impossible to really absorb what is going on around you.