Idaho man accused of using gun to force 'moonwalk'
SANDPOINT, Idaho - April 26, 2012 (WPVI) -- An Idaho man has been charged with assault after authorities say he ordered another man to perform the "moonwalk" at gunpoint.
The Coeur d'Alene Press (http://bit.ly/IhdPmS ) reports 30-year-old John Ernest Cross was charged with the felony Tuesday in 1st District Court and appointed a public defender.
Police say they were called to Cross' Clark Fork 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.
Investigators accuse Cross of using a semiautomatic rifle during the episode, but Cross claimed during his initial court appearance this week that the firearm was simply a pellet gun.
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