Michael Myers enjoys taking long walks on the beach. Who knew? In a weird headline you wouldn’t expect to read today, a Texas city has fined a lawyer for dressing up as the masked killer and taking a stroll near the water, reports Galveston Daily News.
Yesterday, Monday, September 13, police from Galveston, Texas cited a man who was walking around wielding a knife dressed as Michael Myers, complete with the suit and mask from the Halloween franchise. Perhaps he was just trying to give the upcoming Halloween Kills film some free promo?
Apparently, someone dialed 9-1-1 after spotting the man walking around and decided to make sure he wasn’t lurking around for any stray babysitters or lost sisters.
The officers who responded to the scene did put the Michael Myers wannabe in handcuffs and there are photos online of the entire incident going down. It’s probably the closest we’ll ever come to seeing the famed killer get put behind bars. Thankfully, the blood and knife he was spotted carrying around were fake.
While this is not yet confirmed, social media reports claim that the man was an island attorney named Mark Metzger who had posted photos of himself dressed as the serial killer earlier. He claimed to be “pranking” the city and shared a photo of himself near the Historic Galveston Island Pleasure Pier.
The police cited him for disorderly conduct and then released him. At 7:20 p.m., Metzger shared another social media post saying that he had been trying to bring “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.”
He also acknowledged the misdemeanor charge, although he doesn’t understand exactly what he was doing that was illegal.
Michael Myers returns in Halloween Kills next month
If you’re hankering for more content from the real Michael Myers, then you don’t have too much longer to wait. Halloween Kills, the follow-up to 2018’s Halloween, is finally scheduled to release in October. The film will release simultaneously in theaters and also stream on Peacock beginning on October 15.