My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Colorado theatre shooting. What a senseless tragedy! While there were many heros that rose to the occasion in this massacre, there was someone who didn't rise at all to the occasion. He actually ran away.
Where do I begin? Jamie Rohrs and his fiancee, Patricia Legarreta were at the movie theatre with their 3 month old and 4 year old children for the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises". Why are you at the movies at midnight with a toddler and an infant? Because you are bad selfish parents. When you become a parent, you have to make sacrifices. Your children's well being comes before your entertainment needs. If you can't find a babysitter, then you can't go to the movies. Your child should not be out at midnight at a movie theatre because it's more important for you to see a movie than to make sure that your child is getting a good nights sleep in their own bed.
When the violence began the family quickly got on the floor, each parent had one child. The infant was crying and the father felt as though the crying would draw attention to him from the shooter so he jumped over the seats with the baby. Jamie tried to keep the baby low on the floor and he kept crying so he waited for an opportunity to run and he left. He fucking left his fiancee and his two children in the movie theatre with a maniac that was shooting people. While Patricia lie on the floor with her daughter suffering from being hit with schrapnel in her leg, she sees her son lying on the floor near the stairs, alone. At that point she reached out and grabbed her son and pulled him close to her. When the shooting stopped, she grabbed both children and ran outside. It was only then, when she was outside that she looked at her leg that had been injured.
Not only did he just leave the theatre, he left the premises. He didn't wait around to see if they would come out alive. He didn't even wait to see if they were injured so that he could accompany them to the hospital. He didn't even wait to tell the police that they were in the theatre so that they could be searched for. He was only reunited with his family when his fiancee called him from someone's phone and he drove back to the theatre. Let me repeat that. He was only reunited with his family when his fiancee called him from someone's phone and he drove back to the theatre. Did you hear me people? This idiot left his family in that theatre, got in his car and drove to who knows where. Did he go home? Did he go to a bar? Did he go out for a bit to eat? Wherever he went, it was not the right place to be.
For all of you Seinfeld fans out there, this tragedy is like the George Costanza fire episode on crack, meth and bath salts times 1,000,000! Take a minute and watch the Seinfeld episode, it will soften your heart a little after reading about this idiot.
It is situations like this when you find out what you are really made of. Parents are supposed to protect their children, not leave them when they are in danger. Many parents would have taken a bullet to the head before leaving their children in that theatre. Jamie Rohrs is a weak coward and the ultimate poor excuse for a father. Here's to you Jamie Rohrs, I present the Worst Father of The Year Award!!
If you want to read about the 19 year old young man who helped save this family click here.