A Wisconsin man enraged by Bristol Palin’s appearance on Dancing with the Stars opened fire on his television set and ended up in an all night stand-off with police.
Steven Cowan claims he was tired of politics and did not think Palin was a good dancer when he decided to shoot his TV set earlier in the week. He then pointed his gun at his wife and demanded she get his pistols. She was able to escape and call the police.
A SWAT team surrounded Cowan’s home and negotiators worked to persuade the man to turn himself in. Eventually he agreed and the stand-off ended.
Cowan has been charged with reckless endangerment for the incident.
His wife says Cowan had been drinking prior to sitting down to watch Dancing with the Stars with her. She described that he became quite upset that Palin was on the show when she had no talent. He left the living room and returned twenty minutes in a rage.