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Police in Galveston first received a call on Monday from someone regarding “a man walking the beach” while carrying what was then described as a “bloody knife,” a local department spokesperson told the Galveston County Daily News. Following the call, responding officers stopped the man—since identified as lawyer Mark Metzger—and placed him in cuffs. Metzer was ultimately cited for disorderly conduct and released.
Metzger, who shared a photo of himself in costume on the stormy beach earlier Monday, later reflected on the incident on Facebook. In a post in which he also shouted out Slayer’s Tom Araya, Metzger said his intention was to bring “positive vibes to the gloom and doom” while “restoring our faith in humanity” via 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 (just released with a class c citation and still fuzzy on what exactly was illegal about my actions)—then I’d do it again all day every day,” Metzger said.
Meanwhile, in an interview with ABC 13, Metzger noted that he’s been pulling pranks of this type for some time now. Complex has reached out to a rep for Galveston police for additional comment and will update this post accordingly.
In an example of excellent timing, coverage of this beach-walking Myers prank comes just days after the release of a new teaser clip for the upcoming Halloween Kills, the latest entry in the calssic horror franchise.