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Man Shoots TV Over Bristol's 'Dancing' Routine

11/17/2010 1:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A SWAT team posted up outside a home in Wisconsin yesterday -- after a shotgun toting 67-year-old man blasted his TV because he was so enraged with Bristol Palin's performance on "Dancing with the Stars."

Bristol Palin Dancing With the Stars

Local authorities claim Steven Cowan (left) told officers that he felt Palin was not a good dancer and that she was only on the show because of her famous mother.

Officials say Cowan was so pissed after Monday's show -- that he fired at his television set and then aimed the gun at his wife ... though she managed to escape the house.

The SWAT team surrounded the home -- but negotiators were able to talk Cowan into surrendering early Tuesday morning. Authorities claim Cowan suffers from bipolar disorder.

Cowan was charged with 2nd degree reckless endangerment and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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Jones1234    

Awesome. This dude is just awesome.

1354 days ago
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Stacy    

boy, these deranged liberals really hate the palins... wow.. sick liberal guy there.

1354 days ago
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anon.    

What an idiot.

1354 days ago
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gutsygirl    

Slow day in the newsroom, Harv?

1354 days ago
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Stephanie M    

I completely understand. Maybe his wife is a b a g g e r as well? In that case, it's too bad he missed. :/

1354 days ago
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Alexa    

Who can blame him? Imagine a teen age mom making the finals and a murderer didn't?

1354 days ago
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jacquie    

Yes, Stacy, all liberals shot their TVs last night. What an insipid comment from an equally insipid person. Perhaps you can create issues between people with brown and blue eyes.

1354 days ago
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SayWhat    

LMAO!!! Typical leftwing liberal nutjob!

1354 days ago
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Kimberly W.     

CLEARLY HE DID NOT AIM LOW ENOUGH SHE IS STILL ON THE SHOW!!

REALLY BRANDY GETS KICKED OFF AND THIS NO TALENT, NON- DANCING POLITICAL GROUPIE IS STILL ON THE SHOW!!! REALLY!!

1354 days ago
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wow    

Best story I've heard all year (except for pointing the gun at his wife). I like Bristol but there's no way she should be in the finals. She's like a walrus floating around the dance floor. Audrina, Kurt and even Florence Henderson were much better. Damn, where's Kanye West when you need him?

1354 days ago
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teresa    

Yeah, yeah...another bipolar disorder defense. Yes, we all know that Bristol is there because of her mother...duh...but people just gotta ACCEPT that DWTS is NOT a dance competition...it's a variety show/quasi-competition. The popularity contest aspect is what makes it the show it is. So, let's all stop shooting our tv sets and whipping up conspiracy theories!!!

1354 days ago
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Stupid People Hater    

As stupid as he is the dude has a point.

1354 days ago
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SayWhat    

I completely understand. Maybe his wife is a b a g g e r as well? In that case, it's too bad he missed. :/

Posted at 8:25 AM on Nov 17, 2010 by Stephanie M
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and heres another example of how hate filled and demented leftwing nutjobs are!
whats the matter harvey, not having the effect you wanted? sorry, not gonna bash a ******gers kid no matter how i feel about her mother.

1354 days ago
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lalaland    

The posse down at the local tavern will never let him live this down. Really? Dancing with the "Stars"?

1354 days ago
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SpeakTheWord    

Go Bristol.... now we just need Joy Behar to shoot herself in her big hate filled ass ..

1354 days ago
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