A Washington state man fed up with a noisy kid in a movie theater behind him stepped over the seat and punched the 10-year-old in the face.

The man told police he thought the person he hit was a grown man.

The film in question? Titanic in 3-D. He was with his girlfriend and had asked the people sitting behind to quiet down and stop throwing popcorn.

But they laughed, and thus, one got drilled in the mouth.

"I got so mad that it just happened," Yong Hyun Kim, 21, told police who arrested him at the AMC Kent Station 14, in Kent, Wash.

The 10-year-old boy lost a tooth and suffered a bloody nose.

Kim spent a night in the Kent city jail and appeared in King County District Court and was released, said D.A. spokesman Dan Donohoe.

He was with second-degree assault. If convicted, he could be sentenced to three to nine months in jail. He will be arraigned May 31.

The boy, identified in the police report as KJJ, was was watching the movie with three friends, all talking when Kim told them to be quiet.

They did, KJJ says, but when he whispered something, Kim jumped over the seat, threw an iced drink at them and punched him in the face.

Kim said something to the effect of "You know what, I paid a lot of money to see this."

The man has a point there. The concession prices really are brutal.

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