Sandpoint, ID - An Idaho man is in court after allegedly demanding another man to “moonwalk” at gunpoint. The man has since testified that the AR-15 used in the incident is simply an Airsoft pellet gun.
Sheriff’s deputies were reportedly summoned to the home of John Ernest Cross, 30, on Monday after receiving a report that Cross had pointed a rifle at another man while demanding that he execute a ‘dance move.’ Shockingly, police report that drugs were involved.
The local news source reporting on the incident makes the point that, although the late singer Michael Jackson popularized the moonwalk dance move, many other entertainers have been credited for using a variation of the move including Cab Calloway, Ronnie Hawkins, David Bowie and Dick Van Dyke.
From this, it would be reasonable to conclude that Cross’ compadre could have abided a casual – albeit determined – request and simply executed the famous move. But, noooooooooooo. …he had to get all whiny and police-y about it. Some friend!
Cross is now charged with aggravated assault and is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.