Tennessee sheriff blames Beyoncé for shots fired at his home

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN-  And now for something we’d like to call, “How’d ya come up with that?!”

"I'm alive and well.  Any day above ground is a good day." That's according to Robert Arnold. He's the sheriff in Rutherford County.  Around nine Monday night, he hit the floor after hearing gunshots fired outside his Tennessee home. As his wife shuffled their young kids out of harm’s way, he feared he might be another target of anti-law enforcement sentiment sweeping the country.

You’ll never guess who he blames?  None other than the Queen B herself, Beyoncé. When asked why, his response was, "Well you have Beyoncé's video and how that's kind of led over into other things it seems like, about law enforcement."

Okay…so…..Bey’s Super Bowl halftime show included black leather-clad dancers in Berets. The careful choreography included fists in the air and an X formation. Some say it was a tribute to Malcolm X, the Black Panthers and symbols of black power. Critics say Bey was out of line, pushing her own social agenda.

At the recent Grammy's, artist L.L. Cool J defended Beyoncé.  “The whole purpose of art is to stimulate dialogue.”

Arnold doesn’t know about that, but he believes Beyoncé's show sparked violence. "I mean I think we have lost five to seven officers, five deputies and sheriff's since Sunday's Super Bowl.”

There are no suspects, yet. And as for Arnold’s theory?  Most are saying they just don’t half time for that!


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