A Texas-based lawyer was handcuffed by police after he decided to go for a walk on a beach while dressed as the classic Halloween character Michael Myers.
Galveston Police was called after they received reports of a man, holding what appeared to be a bloody knife, walking on a beach as Tropical Storm Nicolas approached Texas on September 13. When officers arrived at the scene, they found attorney Mark Metzger dressed as Michael Myers from the famous Halloween films. After Metzger was placed in handcuffs, officers soon determined that the knife and the blood were fake, reported The Daily News.
Galveston Police spokesperson Sgt. Stacy Papillion said that Metzger was cited for disorderly conduct and released.
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Metzger said on Facebook that the incident was nothing more than a harmless prank he hoped would bring “positive vibes to the gloom and doom out there.”
“Restoring our faith in humanity through humor is 100% what I’m about,” he added.
“It’s all I’ve been about my entire life. My methods might not work for everyone, but I guarantee I’ll please more than I’ll piss off.
“So if taking a silly walk down the beach during a storm in a costume, and subsequently being arrested for disorderly conduct accomplished any of that (just released with a class c citation and still fuzzy on what exactly was illegal about my actions)—then I’d do it again all day every day.”
While speaking to KTRK, Metzger said some people stopped for photographs with him while he was dressed as Michael Myers and the beach patrol even played the Halloween movie theme song.
However, he also appreciated that not everyone would have found his antics as funny as he did.
“I guess there’s some people out there that don’t have a sense of humor or, you know, can’t please them all,” he said.
He added that he was cooperative with the arresting officers and compared his detainment to an episode of Scooby-Doo. It felt like a scene out of Scooby-Doo after they handcuffed me and pulled the mask off, like, ‘I would have gotten away with it if wasn’t for those meddling Karens,’ you know? If I had to do it all over again, I absolutely would.”
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