Florida authorities are looking into the account of a woman who says retired police captain Curtis Reeves confronted her about texting in the movie theater where he allegedly gunned down a man for the same thing two weeks later.
Jamira Dixon told reporters that she and her husband were waiting for a screening of "The Hobbit" at the Cobb Grove 16 cinema on Dec. 28 when Reeves, 71, got annoyed.
"He became just upset about the whole situation and kept staring and giving us dirty looks," Dixon said.
"He gets up. He's like, 'Can you do me a favor. Can you please just stop texting."
At a Tuesday bond hearing for Reeves, prosecutors told the judge Dixon had contacted them and expressed that she had "felt very uncomfortable" with the ex-cop's behavior.
She told them that when she got up to use the rest room, Reeves even followed her, prosecutors said.
The encounter never went past shooting daggers, but police say that when Reeves confronted Chad Oulson about texting before a Monday showing of "Lone Survivor," a deadly shot was fired.
Reeves is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Oulson, 43, and is being held without bond. His lawyer claims he was defending himself against Oulson.
According to a criminal complaint, Oulson "threw a bag of popcorn" at Reeves when the older man returned to his seat after complaining to management about the texting.
Reeves told deputies that after he was hit in the face with an "unknown object," he took a .380 semiautomatic handgun from his pants pocket and fired one round into Oulson's chest.