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Theater Lover Takes A Stand Against Annoying Cellphone

NPR
Friday, May 17, 2013

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Writer Kevin Williamson of the National Review attended a musical in New York. He says a woman was web surfing on her phone, violating theater rules. He tells Gothamist he complained to the woman. She replied, "So don't look." That's when Williamson grabbed her phone and threw it across the theater.

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Kevin Williamson took a stand against annoying cellphone use. The National Review writer attended a musical in New York, and says the crowd was disruptive. One woman was Web surfing on her phone, violating theater rules.

Mr. Williamson tells Gothamist he complained to the woman. She replied, "So don't look." That's when Williamson grabbed her phone and threw it across the theater - an offense for which he says he's glad to go to jail, if he is prosecuted.

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