San Antonio Express-News
On Monday, September 13, police cited a Galveston man for strolling the beach while dressing up as a horror movie character.
According to the Galveston Daily News, the man wore a Michael Myers suit from the Halloween franchise and walked around with a fake bloody knife. Police stopped by the beach after someone called 9-1-1 and complained about the scary character.
Responding officers stopped the man and put him in handcuffs. According to a Facebook post, the man was island attorney Mark Metzger, who uploaded pictures of himself as Myers on the beach. He said the costume was a prank.
Social media posts went viral as they showed Metzger walking on the beach and of him being handcuffed by the police. Authorities cited him for disorderly conduct and then released him, Galveston Daily News reported.
Just when you THINK you’ve seen it all, someone walks past you down the Galveston beach dressed like Michael Myers in Halloween ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas 🤦🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/tiztJb4fNc— Mycah Hatfield (@MycahABC13) September 13, 2021
In a second post made around 7:20 p.m., Metzger wrote his appearance on the beach was about “bringing positive vibes to the gloom and doom out there, generating some laughter, helping people crack a smile, and restoring our faith in humanity through humor.”
“So if taking a silly walk down the beach during a storm in a costume, and subsequently being arrested for disorderly conduct accomplished any of that …. then I’d do it again all day every day,” Metzger wrote.
Metzger mentioned the misdemeanor charge, but said he was “still fuzzy” about what was illegal about his actions.
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