The Wrong Kind Of Thriller – Redneck Headlines
Each weekday, Rodeo Rick scours the web for the best and weirdest news headlines from around the world. We proudly present you with the best Redneck Headlines and the stories behind them.
Here are today's Redneck Headlines:
#1 - JOKERS CAPTURE PENGUIN
#2 - HOLD THE PICKLE, HOLD THE WEAPON
#3 - KEEP IT UNDER YOUR HAT
An Idaho man proved himself to be really, really bad when he showed his devotion to Michael Jackson by pulling a gun on an acquaintance and forcing him to moonwalk.
John Cross says he was under the influence of drugs when he decided he wanted to be starting something with the other man, who was not identified. Cross allegedly pointed a rifle at his friend and demanded he execute the tricky dance move -- which apparently worked out, since he didn't pull the trigger.
He now faces a felony assault charge, and we don't think he's going to beat it.
Source: Bonner County Daily Bee
Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night could keep a Louisiana man from running over his neighbors' mailboxes for kicks then defending himself by saying he didn't know it was illegal.
Matthew Burghardt initially came to the attention of cops after his next door neighbor called cops to say that she'd just seen him topple her mailbox -- and she recognized him perfectly well, since they'd lived side by side for 15 years. As they were talking, another deputy swung by the scene to say he was investigating a handful of reports of downed boxes as well.
When questioned, Burghardt didn't deny the action, but simply said he didn't know there was a law against it. He demanded a written summons, but instead got hauled off to jail.
Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune
Cops in Connecticut rushed to help an elderly man who was knocked out of his scooter chair by a car and when they got there, they wrote him a ticket!
Thomas Galvin was driving his chair north in a southbound lane of a busy street when he was struck by the car, which was leaving a gas station. The driver remained at the scene while authorities attended to Galvin, then cited him for improper operation of a motor-driven cycle.
The 76-year-old was not seriously injured in the smash-up.