Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:11 am
Idaho man accused of using gun to force 'moonwalk'
The Associated Press
The Coeur d'Alene Press ( http://bit.ly/IhdPmS) reports 30-year-old John Ernest Cross was charged with the felony Tuesday in 1st District Court and appointed a public defender.
Police say they were called to Cross' Clark Fork home on Monday after getting a report that he pointed a rifle at another man and demanded that the man perform the dance move popularized by Michael Jackson in the 1980s.
Investigators accuse Cross of using a semiautomatic rifle during the episode, but Cross claimed during his initial court appearance this week that the firearm was simply a pellet gun.
Information from: Coeur d'Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com