A video posted to social media in response to the recently popular mannequin challenge led to the arrest of two men in north Alabama, authorities said.
Madison County sheriff’s deputies opened an investigation into the video after it was posted to Facebook on Nov. 9. Several people can be seen in front of a home and in the street holding still poses and pointing guns at one another.
“You have a lot of people with firearms at one address,” Capt. Mike Salomonsky stated. “And you have to ask yourself the question, ‘Why?’ and the second question you have to ask yourself: ‘Is it a public safety issue?'”
The investigation led authorities to a home in Huntsville, which they searched Wednesday morning. Officers found two handguns, a shotgun, a rifle and marijuana.
Deputies arrested two people. Kenneth Fennell White, 49, is charged with first-degree marijuana possession and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Terry Martez Brown, 23, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, loitering and promoting prison contraband.
Salomonsky said that additional arrests are possible.
“There are several persons in the video who may be convicted felons,” Salomonsky said. “So we’re going to try to do some identification, work with the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and see if we can generate any charges out of that.”