A lawyer in Galveston, Texas was cited Monday for disorderly conduct after he was seen walking on a beach dressed as Michael Myers, the murderous character from the “Halloween” movies.
Officers responded to a 911 call regarding a man walking along the shore carrying what looked like a bloodied knife, Galveston Police Department spokesman Sgt. Stacy Papillion told the Galveston Daily News.
After the officers handcuffed the man, they realized that the the knife and the blood were fake, Papillion said.
The man, identified as attorney Mark Metzger III, was ticketed for disorderly conduct and was released, according to the Houston KTRK station.
Neighborhood resident Adam Garrison told the station that the guy doing the “stupid” stunt was probably looking for attention in the midst of a storm threatening the Texas coast.
Still, he admitted to having a little chuckle from the incident.
Metzger told the station he was trying to finding “a bit of positivity in dark fate”, and said a few people had asked her for pictures. Beach patrol even played the theme song from the movie “Halloween” when they saw it.
“I guess there are people who don’t have a sense of humor or, you know, who can’t please everyone.”
Metzger likened his arrest to something straight out of the “Scooby-Doo” cartoon.
“It sounded like a scene from ‘Scooby-Doo’ after they handcuffed me and removed the mask, like I would have gotten away with it without those Karen intruding, you know?” he told KTRK.
In a Facebook post after the quote, Metzger explained what inspired his prank.
“Bringing positive vibes to gloom and unhappiness, generating laughter, helping people smile and restoring our faith in humanity through humor is 100% who I am,” he said. he writes, “That’s all I’ve been my whole life. My methods might not work for everyone, but I guarantee I will please more than I will piss off”, a- he writes.
“So if taking a stupid walk on the beach during a storm in a costume, and then being pulled over for disorderly driving accomplished all of that… then I would do it again every day.”
Still, he admits he’s “still unclear as to what exactly was illegal” about his actions.
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