Man shoots TV over Palin 'Dancing' success

Man shoots TV over Palin 'Dancing' success

Postby ntscuser » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:42 pm

A man shot his TV after becoming angry that Bristol Palin had made the final of Dancing With The Stars, it has been reported.

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Steven Cowan was watching the show on Monday when politician Sarah Palin's daughter was voted through to the final stage of the dancing competition, while high-scoring Brandy was sent home.

According to The Smoking Gun, Cowan's wife told police that her husband "jumped up and swore... Steven was upset that a political figure's daughter was on this show when Steven did not think that she was a good dancer."

The 67-year-old then got his shotgun and fired a round at the TV screen, resulting in a 15-hour stand-off with police in his home town of Vermont, WI, Reuters reports. He later surrendered and was charged with reckless endangerment and use of a dangerous weapon.

The producer of Dancing With The Stars recently defended Bristol's controversial success on the show, brushing off claims that viewers are voting politically because of her mother.
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