Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say

Idaho man faces felony assault charge

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Friday, Apr 27, 2012  |  Updated 5:31 AM CDT
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Just remember always to think twice before ordering someone to dance the “moonwalk” at the barrel of a gun.

An Idaho man has been hit with a felony assault charge for allegedly forcing another man to perform Michael Jackson’s signature “moonwalk” while having a rifle pointed at him, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported.

Police accused John Ernest Cross, 30, of using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle while issuing the bizarre order to mimic a dance the late King of Pop debuted back in 1983.

Cross said during an initial court appearance that there was no rifle involved, only a pellet gun, the Daily Bee reported.

His bail was set at $20,000 and he was reportedly ordered to steer clear of the moonwalking victim.
 

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