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.