The "mannequin challenge" is an Internet craze in which people freeze in position while a camera moves and films the scene. The lucky ones go viral, however, a recent video (below) featuring several African-American men in a fake shootout resulted in two arrests in Huntsville, Alabama on Dec. 6.
The video, which doesn't depict any actual crimes, was originally posted on Facebook by Hailey Nichole on Nov. 9, and has over 110,000 shares.
Capt. Mike Salomonsky told a press conference on Dec. 6: "The Madison County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, the City of Huntsville Police Department SWAT team, and also ATF were present when we executed the search warrant at that residence."
The raid resulted in the arrest of Kenneth Fennell White, who was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a violent felon, and Terry Brown, who was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and loitering, according to the Alabama Media Group.
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Once Brown was taken to the Madison County Jail, he was also charged with promoting prison contraband after police allegedly found marijuana on him.
According to Salomonsky, authorities seized a computer, two handguns, an older shotgun, assault rifle, ammunition, bags of marijuana and equipment that is used to grind up pot.
"There are several persons in the video who may be convicted felons. So, we're going to try to do some identification, work with the ATF and see if we can generate any charges out of that," Salomonsky warned, according to WHNT.
Nichole wasn't happy about the arrests, and wrote this update on her Facebook page:
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F****** Pigs Didn't Find S*** But Some LEGALLY BOUGHT AND OWNED FIREARMS And Now They Mad Wasted Time And Money On This When They Coulda Been Solving Real Cases, Like Unsolved Murders. Two People Arrested, One Who Had No Involvement, Bonded Out And Back To Paid Programming! CHECKMATE
Several Facebook commenters noted that many white people have posted pictures and video of themselves with guns, without consequence.