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Man Forced To Moonwalk At Gunpoint; John Cross Accused Of Demanding Michael Jackson Move

Moonwalk

First Posted: 04/26/12 07:52 AM ET Updated: 04/26/12 09:53 AM ET

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- An Idaho man has been charged with assault after authorities say he ordered another man to perform the "moonwalk" at gunpoint.

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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