Is it just me or do guns always seem to wind up in the hands of really irrational people during really inopportune times? Like, take this 30-year-old dude from Idaho who wanted to see a man do the moonwalk so badly that he allegedly threatened him at gun point. I mean, wanting to see the moonwalk and holding a gun, respectively, are two things. But when you put them together and add in a dash of irrationality, well, that right there is a recipe for disaster, my friends.
Moonwalk lover John Ernest Cross was arrested this week for allegedly pointing a gun at another man and demanding him to perform Michael Jackson's hard-to-master dance move, the moonwalk. He was charged with aggravated assault and appeared in court on Tuesday, claiming that the supposed weapon was actually just a pellet gun. According to reports, though, court papers are describing it as an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. Lil' difference there.
We've all read stories of people pulling out guns for totally insane reasons, but I think this one might take the cake. I mean, the moonwalk is cool and all, and hey, if you can do it, I'd love to see it, but I'm sure as shit not going to point a gun to your head because of it. Because that's crazy. And crazy people shouldn't have guns. Not saying this guy is crazy -- it hasn't been proven yet that he actually did do this. But if he did, he's a little nutty. And he definitely shouldn't be one of the millions of people who own guns in this country. There need to be better, stricter rules. Because, god forbid, if someone ever died via bullet via moonwalk -- well, that would be a terrible, terrible way to go.
On that note, here's the King of Pop doing the first moonwalk. Dude could've just watched this instead.
How crazy is this? What do you think of gun control?