January 15th, 2014
06:32 AM ET

Prosecutors: This Wasn't the First Blow-up for Florida Theater Shooter

A few weeks before a texting dispute turned deadly inside a Florida theater, the suspect Curtis Reeves had another run-in with a moviegoer, prosecutors said.

During Reeves' first court appearance on Tuesday, prosecutors said they have heard from another theater patron who said the 71-year-old former Tampa cop saw her texting and "glared at her the entire time throughout the movie" during a screening about three weeks ago.

When the woman got up to use the restroom, Reeves followed her and "made her very uncomfortable," prosecutors said.

CNN affiliate WTSP later identified the woman as Jamira Dixon of Wesley Chapel, the Tampa suburb where Monday's shooting took place.

"He became just upset about the whole situation and kept staring and kept giving us dirty looks," Dixon told the station.

Dixon said she first heard about Monday's shooting on the radio while she was driving.

"I had to pull over the car because ... it could have been us," she said. "It was just so close to home. It really makes you think how things could have went."

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