Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Ernest Cross, Dance Fan

Westerns aren’t quite as popular as they used to be. But if you’ve seen many at all, you’ve probably seen one where the bad guy in the black hat makes another cowpoke dance by firing lead into the ground at his feet. “Dance boy, DANCE!” That iconic scene’s even made its way into gangster movies. We don’t know if Ernest Cross is a fan of the Western cinematic genre, but he sure seems to be a Michael Jackson fan cuz he loves him some moonwalking. In fact, when he wants to see some, he wants it now . . .

And he doesn’t mind using a little persuasion to get the good times started. From

Police say they were called to Cross’ Clark Fork (Idaho) 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.

Ernest claims the cops got it all wrong. He says it wasn’t a rifle, it was only a pellet gun. Cause that makes what he did much better. We’ll see how much dancing the other fellers in the county lockup make him do until he makes bail on that assault charge. And just in case he needs a little inspiration, we know the news that he’s our latest IGOTD will make him pirouette with joy.


  1. avatar cz82mak says:

    The only time its OK to point a gun at someone and make them dance is if you choose to destroy them.

  2. avatar Marky says:

    Or if you know they can do a mean moonwalk.

  3. avatar Michael B. says:

    I know that a pellet gun is technically a gun, but when I see IGOTD posts I assume a firearm is involved and there’s some sort of negligent, not willful, act going on that may or may not be a crime.

    1. In NJ you need your FID (firearms purchaser’s card) in order to purchase both a sling shot and a BB gun. I think plastic bead airsoft guns are different though, since they’re on open shelves at Dick’s. The funny thing is you will spend twice as much on the FFL transfer fee than you will on a top of the line slingshot lol.

      1. avatar GS650G says:

        Airsoft is controlled in the DPNJ as well. NJ just hates anything capable of imparting speed to a projectile.

    2. avatar Not Too Eloquent says:

      It’s called “having a little fun”. Give it a shot, Michael B.

      1. avatar Michael B. says:

        Oh, I enjoyed reading it. I’m just confused as to what standards an article, story, video, etc. has to meet to fall under IGOTD. Or if there are any requirements in place.

        Also, Chewbacca, that sucks. Move!

        1. avatar Not Too Eloquent says:

          Do you also crack walnuts with your ass-cheeks? 🙂

        2. No, but I’m impressed if you can lol.

  4. In Back to the Future III, you just need a full spatoon and a loose floor board to defend yourself in a moonwalk at gun point scenario.

    1. avatar Michael B. says:

      Marty McFly is an expert at gun handling because he practiced at an arcade.

      1. 7/11 to be accurate…sorry bit of a BTTF nerd lol.

  5. avatar Shooters_SDQ says:

    Pretty sure it was the Wetter Moowalk ever.

  6. avatar Ralph says:

    I think that Ernie watched one too many episodes of The Virginian.

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