US tinny house exposed by gun-themed mannequin challenge

US tinny house exposed by gun-themed mannequin challenge

A group of men in Alabama are ruing their participation in a showy and aggressive version of the mannequin challenge after it culminated in police discovering were selling marijuana from their home.

Two men have since been detained on gun and drug charges, with more arrests expected in the coming days.

The mannequin challenge, which rose to prominence last month, involves people pretending to be frozen mid-action and staying motionless as someone films them.

In this group's rendition, however, the majority of the 19 who feature in it held firearms as though they were in the midst of a massive gun fight.

The video was posted on Facebook on November 9 and was incredibly popular, earning 4 million views before a member of the public sent it to police.

The Huntsville Police Department and Madison County Sheriff's Office got a search warrant because the video featured a large number of people with firearms at a single address.

When investigators entered the property, they found a single-barrel shotgun, an assault rifle, two hand guns, ammunition, an attack vest and packs of marijuana. Police say those that lived there were running a cannabis-selling operation out of the house.

Kenneth White, 49, has been charged with first-degree possession of cannabis possessing a firearm illegally, and 23-year-old Terry Browen with possession of drug paraphernalia, promoting prison contraband and loitering.

But Captain Mike Salomonsky says they're expecting to bring charges against others too.

"There are several persons in the video who may be convicted felons, so we're going to try to do some identification, work with the ATF and see if we can generate any charges out of that," he said.