First they were captured on camera, then they were captured by cops.

Two men were arrested in Huntsville, Alabama at 5am Tuesday after police were sent a gunfight-themed mannequin challenge video that was posted on Facebook in November.

The resulting investigation saw cops bringing in the men on gun and drug charges, as well as finding four guns, body armor, packs of marijuana and ammo, WHNT reported.gang

The video, which shows 19 people – most with guns – posing in a freeze-framed ‘shootout’, was posted on the Facebook profile of Hailey Nichols on November 9. It has since received more than four million views.

 Among those viewers were Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigators, who were sent the video by a concerned citizen.

‘You have a lot of people with firearms at one address,’ Captain Mike Salomonsky said. ‘And you have to ask yourself the question, “Why?” and the second question you have to ask yourself: Is it a public safety issue?’

During the ensuing investigation, police say, they discovered that the house was being used to sell marijuana, and obtained a search warrant.

The raid this morning saw the door being busted in and Kenneth White, 49, and Terry Brown, 23, being arrested. There were four others inside, including kids, cops said.

gang2Items recovered included two handguns, an assault rifle, an older single-barrel shotgun, an attack vest, multiple packs of marijuana, ammunition, magazines for the assault rifle and a computer. Continue Reading

And the winners for the best mannequin challenge are…!

These idiots.

Although the term winner is up to interpretation.

I call them winners because it was only a matter of time before something like this, or much worse, was going to happen. 

Someone always has to spoil the fun and ruin it for everyone else by taking something innocent and adding a criminal element to it.

Hopefully, after a few arrests this stupid trend will be over for good.

I will give these guys props for being ahead of the trend. The original video was posted to Facebook about a month ago. 

They jumped out in the lead fast and  no one has been able to catch up yet (that was not a challenge).

I think what bothers me the most about this video it the lack of trigger discipline.

Every single guy with a gun seems to have his finger tightly wrapped around that trigger.

Not that I was expecting a whole lot of safe firearm practices in the video.

It still makes you cringe every time you see it.

 

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