1. trucky's Avatar
    Man Shoots TV After Watching Bristol Palin Perform on Dancing with the Stars

    By Alla Byrne
    Wednesday November 17, 2010 02:45 PM EST
    Steven N. Cowan (left) and Bristol Palin


    Splash News Online; ABC

    Bristol Palin may have had her best night ever on Dancing with the Stars but for one Wisconsin man, her best wasn't good enough.

    According to a report in the Wisconsin State Journal, Steven N. Cowan was allegedly so upset by Palin's performances on Monday night's show she danced the paso doble and the waltz that he fired a gun at his television, prompting a 15-hour standoff at his Black Earth, Wis., home.

    Palin has been a polarizing figure on the show, having advanced in the competition despite consistently receiving the lowest scores from the judges.

    While watching the semi-finals with his wife, Cowan jumped up and swore after seeing Palin perform, seemingly upset by her dancing skills, according to a criminal complaint.

    The 66-year-old then retrieved his shotgun, which he loaded and fired at the TV, before allegedly pointing it at his wife, who fled the scene and called 911.

    Cowan, who has been receiving care for mental health problems, according to the report, kept police at bay outside his home for 15 hours before surrendering without incident on Tuesday morning.

    There's no telling how Cowan would have reacted to Bristol's advancing to the finals, but it's safe to say she didn't get his vote.
    11-18-10 06:39 AM
  2. middbrew's Avatar
    Really, can you blame him? I went through two TV sets myself watching her.
    11-18-10 10:46 AM
  3. syb0rg's Avatar
    BRB I have to go get my shotgun and shoot my computer....
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    11-18-10 11:37 AM
  4. Ike Bee's Avatar
    There maybe some reasons why the old man flipped out @ the TV:
    1. His wife made him watch it because she loved the show.
    2. One too many beers
    3. Not happy because he wanted Brandy to move on to the finals.
    4. He's "two beers short of a six pack.
    5. All of the above!

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    11-18-10 03:52 PM
  5. middbrew's Avatar
    There maybe some reasons why the old man flipped out @ the TV:
    1. His wife made him watch it because she loved the show.
    2. One too many beers
    3. Not happy because he wanted Brandy to move on to the finals.
    4. He's "two beers short of a six pack.
    5. All of the above!

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    2. Not possible.
    4. Very possible (it's very obvious not all of the lights on his christmas tree light up).
    11-18-10 05:39 PM
  6. highjakker's Avatar
    too bad he was just aiming at her on the TV....that whole family needs a genetic life-guard...well not the baby, he's probably the smartest one of the bunch.
    11-19-10 08:54 AM
  7. wnm's Avatar
    Justifiable videocide.
    11-19-10 04:48 PM
  8. WhoolioPreludee's Avatar
    I would too if I was into that show. The Palins..... Eww.....

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    11-20-10 12:16 AM
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