Mannequin Challenge Shootout Video Leads To Gun And Drug Charges

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By: Nina Golgowsk


Video of a mannequin challenge that was designed to look like a shooting led Alabama authorities to raid a Huntsville home on Tuesday, leading to two arrests on gun and drug charges, law enforcement officials announced.


In the nearly one-minute mannequin challenge video posted on Facebook last month, multiple people appear pointing guns at one another as if an shootout is underway outside a residence, AL.com reported.

But authorities got wind of the footage and obtained a search warrant, and a SWAT team raided the Huntsville property at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Madison County Sheriff's Captain Mike Salomonsky said at a press conference.


They seized two handguns, an assault rifle and a shotgun, as well as several rounds of ammunition and magazines. It's not clear whether any of these weapons appeared in the video. Authorities also confiscated bags of marijuana and a computer, Salomonsky said.

Kenneth Fennell White, 49, and Terry Brown, 23, were both arrested during the raid, Salomonsky said.

White, who is being held on $30,000 bond, faces charges of first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a violent felon, online records show.


Brown is being held on $3,800 bond and faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, loitering and promoting prison contraband.

From left: Terry Brown, 23, and Kenneth Fennell White, 49, were charged following the raid.

Salomonsky said his department expects there will be more arrests related to the video thanks to the help of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, local CBS affiliate WHNT reported.

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