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"As I was sitting down to get my seat, I noticed that a person came up to the front row, the front right, sat down, and as credits were going, it looked like he got a phone call. He went out toward the emergency exit doorway, which I thought was unusual to take a phone call. And it seemed like he probably pried it open, or probably did not let it latch all the way. As soon as the movie started, somebody came in, all black, gas mask, armor, and threw a gas can into the audience, and it went off, and then there were gunshots that took place."
"Holmes changed into his body-armour and moved back into the cinema to launch his real-life rampage just as a cacophonous shooting scene erupted on the screen.
When surrendered to police, he told them he was "The Joker", the fictional villain in previous Batman books and films.
Originally posted by adjensen
I wonder what the likelihood was that it was the shooter. He parks his car at the back, pays to go to the movie, comes in, walks out the emergency exit door, keeps it from locking, gets all his stuff on, then comes back in.
Depends on how long ahead of the shooting the above cited person getting up and going to the door was.
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by skepticconwatcher
It's a good theory, but kept the door cracked with what? If you notice, that door is one of those autoclosing deals, with the spring mechanism at the top. From the pictures, you can't really tell how well lit the area is. If it was well lit, someone would notice, and get annoyed at the light coming in from outside. I have not seen any layout of the place, it is possible that the door is far away enough that no one would notice light coming in.edit on Sun, 22 Jul 2012 01:45:25 -0500 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)