Man Forced to Moonwalk at Gunpoint
John Ernest Cross claims it was just a pellet gun
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2012 9:42 AM CDT
A man 'moonwalks' during the open auditions for the world tour of the West End dance show 'Thriller Live' in central London, on July 24, 2009.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Today in mind-boggling crimes: An Idaho man has been charged with a felony after forcing another man to dance. The moonwalk. At gunpoint. Police were told on Monday that John Ernest Cross, 30, had used drugs and then pointed what looked like an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at a man at his house, demanding the man dance. Cross claims it was an Airsoft pellet gun, reports the Bonner County Daily Bee. Either way, he now faces an aggravated assault charge and has been banned from contacting the moonwalker.

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Apr 26, 2012 6:51 PM CDT
he wasn't shot- so it musta been a mean ass moonwalk! I think though, in todays age, stories like this should have a video accompaniment or not even bother. Poor Johnny Ernest didn't have a cell phone? Weak.
Apr 26, 2012 12:53 PM CDT
This has been my worst fear scenario since i was a kid. amazing.
Apr 26, 2012 11:32 AM CDT
Why the moonwalk? What ever happened to good ole break dancing or the robot? Anyway, I would be shot as I can't moonwalk.