Glenn Rotkovich, the owner, called to invite him for an orientation and got through to a "bizarre" voicemail message.
"Looking back, and if I'd seen the movies, maybe I'd say it was like the Joker," Mr Rotkovich said.
Holmes, 24, is accused of shooting dead 12 people and injuring 58 in the rampage during a premiere of Batman film The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.
Police said the death toll could have been even higher because a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle jammed during the attack, forcing the gunman to use a less powerful weapon.
Marques' niece set up another page to raise money for her funeral expenses and family.
They chased him for a mile and then arrested him by the side of the road.He had recently undergone an intense three-part oral exam, before withdrawing from the course.On June 25 he applied to join a private gun range, the 0 Lead Valley Range, in Byers, Colorado.They are father-of-two Victor Vasquez, 26, grandfather Carlos Moreno, 66, and Pamela Vasquez, 52.
Friends of Vasquez, one of the victims, said the man had two young daughters and was expecting another child with his fiancée.He was killed at the store in Thornton, near Denver, as he shopped with his mother and sisters in preparation for an upcoming trip.