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Man accused of hitting noisy kid at WA theater

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SEATTLE (AP) -

An Auburn, Wash., man fed up with a group of noisy moviegoers behind him, stepped over the seat and punched a 10-year-old boy in the face.

Twenty-one-year-old Yong Hyun Kim told police he was watching "Titanic" in 3-D with his girlfriend and had asked the people sitting behind to quiet down and stop throwing popcorn, but they laughed at him.

The 10-year-old lost a tooth and had a bloody nose in the confrontation.

Police arrested Kim the night of April 11 at the AMC Kent Station 14, in Kent, a south Seattle suburb.

King County prosecutors charged Kim with second-degree assault.

Kim could not be reached for this story and it's unclear whether he has a lawyer. He told police he thought the person he hit was a grown man.

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