When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Mannequin Challenge Leads to 2 Arrests

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
Two Alabama men were arrested after this gun-toting Mannequin Challenge went viral.
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The Mannequin Challenge has jumped the shark, but apparently those in Alabama weren't made aware of this, since two men were arrested after video was posted showing them aiming guns.

Kenneth Fennel White, 49, and Terry Brown, 23, were busted after being spotted in the heavily armed video, WHNT reports.


It's not clear whether the video—which shows several men frozen in various phases of a shootout—was watched nearly 5 million times on Facebook because it was awesome or because viewers couldn't believe that the men would be so carelessly brazen. Nevertheless, the video went viral and drew the attention of police.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office got a warrant and searched the property after being tipped off to the video's existence.


"You have a lot of people with firearms at one address," Capt. Mike Salmonsky told WHNT. "And you have to ask yourself the question, 'Why?’”

Cops seized two handguns, an assault rifle and a shotgun, along with multiple rounds of ammunition.


White, a convicted felon, was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a violent felon. Brown was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, loitering and promoting prison contraband, WHNT reports.

Read more at WHNT.

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