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 14 comments Comments 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.