How stupid can you be? Clearly people forget that the police are on social media these days and that’s exactly how these men got arrested after posting a fake shootout mannequin challenge.
Authorities have arrested 49-year-old Kenneth White and charged him with first-degree possession of marijuana and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm. He has a bond of $30,000.
“In order to receive the ‘certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm,’ you must be convicted of a felony,” Capt. Mike Salomonsky said.
Investigators also arrested 23-year-old Terry Brown and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia, loitering and promoting prison contraband.
The Mannequin Challenge video shows numerous people in possession of several guns. This launched an investigation by the Criminal Investigation/Narcotics unit. Despite the two arrests, Capt. Salomonsky said they expect one or two more to come soon.Investigators also arrested 23-year-old Terry Brown and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia, loitering and promoting prison contraband.
“There are several persons in the video who may be convicted felons,” Capt. Salomonsky said. “So, we’re going to try to do some identification, work with the ATF and see if we can generate any charges out of that.
Investigators say they were able to obtain enough probable cause through their investigation to get a search for the home.
“We used a breaching technique which caused the front door to be removed from the residence,” Capt. Salomonsky said. “They encountered one subject that was in the front room and he was armed. But, he told them he was armed.” READ MORE