- Devin Nunes is suing Twitter over parody accounts of his mom, cow Monday 8:15 PM
- The best new movies at SXSW 2019 Monday 7:55 PM
- #AbledsAreWeird demonstrates how not to treat people with disabilities Monday 7:33 PM
- YouTubers keep uploading racist meme anthem played by New Zealand shooter Monday 5:38 PM
- Myspace confirms that a decade-plus of user-uploaded music is gone Monday 5:03 PM
- ‘Love, Death & Robots’ suffers from blatant sexism Monday 4:38 PM
- Khloe Kardashian faces backlash for Instagram post saying to ‘love thy racist neighbor’ Monday 4:07 PM
- This Twitter user wants to expose white YouTubers for racist, transphobic content Monday 3:55 PM
- Trump retweeted a QAnon supporter during his Twitter bender Monday 1:24 PM
- Katrina Pierson supports Trump tweeting more about Fox than New Zealand shooting Monday 1:19 PM
- PewDiePie’s alt-right ties are impossible to ignore Monday 1:05 PM
- With this blade, I protect this meme Monday 12:48 PM
- Lead actress in ‘The Color Purple’ revival criticized for homophobic post Monday 12:39 PM
- ‘Arrested Development’ ends the same way it did the first time—unceremoniously Monday 12:10 PM
- Alleged gunman tried to rob YouTuber Adam22 during livestream Monday 11:32 AM
2 men arrested after Mannequin Challenge shootout spurs police warrant
Two men were arrested in Alabama after a Mannequin Challenge video depicting a shootout royally backfired.
Twenty men in total are seen in the clip, which looks like a still frame from a neighborhood drive-by. Most of them are heavily armed and look like they’re about to pull the trigger.
The video has clocked millions of views since it was posted last month, and at least a couple of those were from the Huntsville Police Department.
Executing a search warrant on the house featured in the video, police arrested Kenneth White, 49, for being a felon in possession of a weapon. Both White and Terry Brown, 23, were also charged for possession of marijuana. Madison County Capt. Mike Salomonsky told WHNT that several guns were also found on the property, including an assault-style rifle.
Huntsville Police Department
This isn’t the first time there’s been a police tie-in to a Mannequin Challenge. One of the first challenges to go viral was a scene depicting police brutality in the shadow of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Austin Powell is the managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.