2 Arrests After Mannequin Challenge Featuring 19 Guns

More arrests could be on the way
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2016 10:14 AM CST

They succeeded in making a viral video, but it might have been in exchange for their freedom. Alabama police say they've arrested two men after they were alerted to an ill-advised "mannequin challenge" video making the rounds on Facebook, per AL.com. Posted on Nov. 9 and shared 85,000 times, it shows at least 22 men pointing at least 19 guns at each other outside of a home in Huntsville in what appears to be a mock drive-by shooting, per the Washington Post. On Tuesday, police say they searched the home and found two hand guns, an assault rifle and magazines, a shotgun, ammunition, a tactical vest, and marijuana packaged to be sold.

Kenneth White, 49, faces charges of first-degree possession of marijuana and being a felon in possession of a firearm, while Terry Brown, 23, faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and loitering. Brown was also charged with promoting prison contraband after police say he arrived at jail with marijuana in his possession, per WHNT. Police add more arrests could be on the way. "There are several persons in the video who may be convicted felons," the captain of the Madison County Sheriff's Office says. He adds officers are working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to identify the individuals and draw up any potential charges. (More weird crimes stories.)

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