Ax-Wielding Juggalo Arrested, Demands Radio Station Play Insane Clown Posse

Who knew there were Juggalos in Boston. I thought they were more of a Detroit thing. In case you don't get out much, Juggalo is the name given to fans of the band Insane Clown Posse. They are very passionate about the band to say the least. Most consider being a Juggalo more than just a casual thing, it's a life style. According to Wikipedia, "Juggalos have developed their own idioms, slang, and characteristics." More so:

Common characteristics of identifying a member of the Juggalo subculture are as follows:

  • Drinking and spraying the inexpensive soft drink Faygo.[9][10]
  • Listening to horrorcore and other types of underground rap music.
  • Wearing face paint, generally those either like a clown or perhaps similar to corpse paint.
  • Doing hair in the spider legs style, i.e. like the Twiztid members[7]
  • Displaying the gesture of wicked clown, the westside sign with the left hand and the C sign in ASL with the right, with arms crossed over.
  • Making and responding to "whoop, whoop" calls.
  • Expressing a (generally) tongue-in-cheek obsession with murder, committed with a blade weapon.

So I wasn't surprised by this headline from NBC Boston: 

Axe-Wielding Juggalo Arrested After Demanding Mass. Radio Station Play Insane Clown Posse


I suppose all of us DJs, at one time, have feared an Airheads incident. In case you were under a rock, Airheads is a movie from the 90s starring Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, and Brandon Fraiser. They hold a radio DJ hostage demanding he play their band's tape.

Anyway, the Juggalo was arrested, but not completely without incident. Police say when they arrived, in addition to weilding an axe, the 38-year old man-child tossed sharp-edged weapons out of his car during the standoff. Officers unsuccessfully used a stun gun on him and he finally surrendered after 3 hours. Police say he will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. 

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