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Man Shoots TV Over Bristol Palin Dancing - Suspect surrendered after 15-hour standoff with Wisconsin cops

NOVEMBER 17--Like most Americans, Steven Cowan has been perplexed by Bristol Palin’s curious ability to keep advancing in TV’s "Dancing with the Stars" competition.

However, unlike other viewers, Cowan, 67, allegedly became so enraged by Palin’s success that he actually fired a shotgun round into his television, triggering a 15-hour standoff with Wisconsin cops.

According to a criminal complaint, Cowan’s wife called police Monday evening to report that her husband had blasted the TV and was threatening to kill himself. Cowan, who had been drinking, became angry while watching Palin, 20, perform on the ABC program.

As Palin, pictured at left, was dancing, Cowan “jumped up and swore, saying something to the effect of, ‘The fucking politics.’ Steven was upset that a political figure’s daughter was dancing on this particular show when Steven did not think that she was a good dancer,” the complaint notes. Cowan is pictured in the above mug shot.

Janice Cowan told Dane County Sheriff's Office deputies that she called 911 after her husband blasted the TV and then pointed the shotgun at her. She added that Cowan warned her that he would kill himself if she brought anyone back to their home in the town of Vermont.

After a lengthy standoff with cops, Cowan surrendered yesterday at 11 AM. He is facing disorderly conduct and weapons charges.

He was sitting in the Dane County jail last night when Palin landed a spot in the “Dancing with the Stars” finals. However, a sheriff’s spokesperson told TSG that Cowan “currently does not have access to television.”


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Added: Nov-17-2010 Occurred On: Nov-17-2010
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  • LOL If this would have been a conservative and obama was on tv just think of the press coverage. lol lol lol Liberals got to have a few around for the laughs

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    • LOL LOL dude your have serious issues. Maybe you need to be in a padded room. The way you look at things just maybe is a little sycophantic?? just saying dude chill out.

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    • LMFAO Well if were such a screwed up country why don't you move to a country that better suits you maybe Somali, or Cambodia. I'm sure they have a much better system that you would approve of.
      It must be hard on you every day hating the country you live in, have a grudge towards people who are better off that you. I have a feeling your just pissed off the progressives got there ass kicked a few weeks ago and you just can;t get over it. lmfao

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    • Ummmm, since the new coverage of this story is all over the place I don't really see how the news coverage would be any different. You conservatives sure do like to play the victim though.

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  • His television set has been living on borrowed time since the midterm elections.

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  • I don't know what bothers me the most...that people here actually watch that show or that people get pissed or happy with the results of that show.

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    • I know many who don't watch the show, nor myself, but its just forced down our gullets by the mainstream media as 'news'

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    • Spot On. I don't even know what channel it's on and until I read this I had no idea Palins daughter was on it. I get most of this stuff from reading what's posted here,lol. I will admit the wife,kids and I watched Sara Palins Alaska show. Had it not been on one of the educational channels I probably would've missed that too. It was a cool show with great Alaskan scenery. Palins seem like a pretty tight family with normal everyday problems....Except they have tons of cash...Seem like nice folks t More..

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  • There are many good reasons to shoot your TV

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    • Indeed. Ms. Palin's dancing chops, or lack thereof, doesn't make even Top 100 on my list of those.

      Then again, I discarded mine nearly 20 years ago. From time to time I end up in a hotel, turn it on for 15 minutes and go "ok, now I remember why I don't have it".

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    • Well I'll go ya one better.I don't watch any of that tripe but judging by your comment I'd say you checked into a hotel just so you could wank off to Bristol Palin.

      How else would you know about her dance moves or lack thereof? lol

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    • All I know about her dance moves is that it inspired someone to shoot their tele. Them moves must be awesome. I'm going to check it out on Youtube now.

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    • Indeed there are. The very fact that is playing a "reality show" seems to be a good one.

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  • Damn! Another LLeaker bites the dust!

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  • "Steven was upset that a political figure's daughter was dancing on this particular show when Steven did not think that she was a good dancer"

    Lol, that reads like a note a child brings home from school.

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  • was it his tv?...did he threaten to hurt his wife or others?
    guess if elvis were alive hed have a warrant out for him now...lol

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  • ELVIS STYLE!

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  • Either he's insane or he's not going to remember the events after he gets over his hangover. Watch, now they are going to fine him thousands of dollars then put him in prison for a few years for gun crimes, all for shooting his tv while watching a crappy dancer on a shitty show after having become heavily dosed with alcohol. Why not call it as it is and say he was poisoned with deady mind altering chemicals? I might not use a gun, but if I wanted a new tv I might be inclined to throw it out of a More..

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  • another left wing nutcase prone to violence..

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  • can't even shoot your own tv in your own god damn house?

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  • make her your president, its what u retards deserve

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  • He should have shot sooner!

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  • Imagine if this effeminate liberal boobtube shooter
    had been a conservative former Marine...the frigggn
    ny times would have led every story with the crazy
    marine line

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  • I was going to upload this story from what I read on AP: Wife said:
    "She told officers that about 15 years ago her husband had threatened her with a machete when he couldn't find some ammunition and has threatened to shoot one of their cows."
    Based on the AP story, he wasn't angry about politics, but the way Bristol danced the "Mambo" I think the guy should be a judge on the show, that would be entertaining!

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  • Emmm bristol...
    Girl reads worse than some of the crack ghetto ho's in the ghetto.
    She's a baby momma who's husband left her and she has nothing on her resume.
    Funny though to see conservatives tune into liberal ABC by the droves though, they sure do love the material liberals produce.

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  • The show and this story make me flaccid.

    Posted Nov-18-2010 By 

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  • bristol "dancing cow" palin.

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  • Bristol is a horrible dancer and she definitely is still on because of the Palin-tards. This show is now rated "top ten in conservative viewers" due to Bristol which is Ironic how a Liberal run TV show is cashing in on the spike. But I woder if this guy knows that Sarah and him most likely have allot in common.

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  • Some Guy's will use any excuse to get a new TV.
    This is one of the more creative ones I've seen.

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