User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


61° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SF Native & Aurora Resident Not Shaken

July 23, 2012, 5:59 PM by David Brown

SF Native & Aurora Resident Not Shaken
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A Sioux Falls native who currently lives in Aurora, Colorado, says while there are bad parts of town, the movie theater where Friday's massacre occurred isn't one of them.

25-year-old Logan Smith grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School. He moved to Aurora last year and says it's just like any other big city suburb. And he says he's not shaken by what happened last week.

Smith was visiting his parents last week when he heard about the midnight showing massacre in Aurora. It's a theater five minutes away from where he lives.

"I go to that movie theater probably two days a week to watch different movies," Smith said. "So, it's kind of a weird experience."

Watching the news from afar, Smith wondered what was going on and if any of his friends were caught in the crossfire.

"My roommate could have been there with his girlfriend," Smith said. "I got so many texts from everybody like, 'Are you okay? Are you okay?'"

Smith reassured his friends that he wasn't at the movie. Now, as he looks back on it, he doesn't believe the crime is indicative of Aurora itself.

"I feel like it could just happen anywhere, not just that particular theater," Smith said. "I don't think he picked that theater; I think he just picked it because it was close." 

And Smith's two movie per week habit will continue as soon as he returns home this week.

"I'll probably be the first person at the theater when it opens," Smith said.

Smith says had he been in Aurora on Friday, he would not have gone to the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises simply because he works night shifts at his job.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


Sponsored

 


View news

You may also like

Lifeguard Rescues Girl From Sioux Falls Pool

7/28/2015 4:10 PM

An alert lifeguard pulled an unconscious child from Laurel Oak pool on Tuesday afternoon

Full Story
Officials Identify Victims In Plane Crash

7/28/2015 11:48 AM

Pipestone County Sheriff's Office said the pilot, 59-year-old Steven Christensen, and passengers 18-year-old Marcos Favela and a 13-year...

Full Story
Josiah's Owner Says He's Targeted By Payday Loan Industry

7/28/2015 6:00 PM

The owner of Josiah's Coffeehouse & Cafe says it's an organized effort to put him out of business by the payday loan industry. 

Full Story | Watch
Business Owner Claims Harassment From Outside Group

7/28/2015 10:32 AM

Sioux Falls Police were called to a coffee shop Tuesday morning.  The owner of Josiah's Coffeehouse & Café says he's had to ca...

Full Story
Second Fatal Crash In Black Hills Saturday

8/2/2015 1:35 PM

The name of a Colorado man who died in a motorcycle crash Friday has been released and another fatal crash Saturday has taken the life of an Ohio man.

Full Story


Events