Reported today by AP’s Jay Reeves: “A young man who was loudly cheering and applauding on-screen murders sent some people heading toward exits in a crowded theater near Manhattan’s Times Square on Friday night. Other patrons yelled at the man, who spit on them as they left early, said Nathanael Hood, who was in the AMC Empire 25.

“’I was scared. I’m sure a lot of other people were,’ Hood said in an interview conducted by private messages.

“’About halfway through when Joker started killing people and monologuing about how society is evil, [this ayehole] started clapping really loudly and incessantly for a good minute. People started yelling for him to shut up, but he kept clapping and cheering like mad,’ Hood said.

“The man started clapping and cheering again ‘really loudly’ during a climatic gunfight, he said, and got ‘belligerent’ when people told him to quit. Finally security came and got him. He was still being interrogated outside the theater when we came out. Plenty of police were around the theater, ‘ said Hood.