TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Barney the Dinosaur

Creator's Son ARRESTED

for Attempted Murder

1/17/2013 7:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0117_barney_the_dinosaur2
So much for the "happy family" ... 'cause the son of the woman who created "Barney & Friends" has been arrested for allegedly trying to MURDER a 49-year-old man in Malibu.

27-year-old Patrick Leach -- son of Barney creator Sheryl Leach -- was arrested in Agoura Hills, CA for allegedly shooting a man in the chest on January 9 ... this according to TheAcorn.com.

Cops say they have recovered evidence that connects Patrick to the shooting. Cops say they are still trying to determine the motive.  

According to The Acorn, the victim was treated at UCLA and is expected to recover from his wounds.

51 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

ThirdFromTheLeft    

I can't be the only one who's not at all surprised. Poor fella'.

651 days ago
17.

DaveT    

Don't see that everyday......"'cause the son of the woman who created "Barney & Friends" has been arrested for allegedly trying to MURDER a 49-year-old man in Malibu."

651 days ago
18.

Carl    

There is only so many times you can hear "I love you, you love me..." before you snap.

651 days ago
19.

mya89    

Barney should be in jail too for raping little kid

651 days ago
20.

Cheryl A.    

I HATE BARNEY!!!!!!!!!!!! 20 years and 7 kids worth of that fat, purple thing have almost driven me insane!

651 days ago
21.

Gloria Unread    

The fun and learning NEVER ENDS!! **pulls out gun** Here's what we did today! Mwah ha ha ha!!!

651 days ago
22.

Obamais still aracist    

elmo child rapist and barney murderer wow children's programing has come a long way baby

651 days ago
23.

Sally    

OMG nothing is sacred anymore - oh not Barney. Please don't tell me when it is Big Bird.

651 days ago
24.

Nigeria    

Barney portrays the fatassness of Americans

651 days ago
25.

Mark Atchison    

In a related story, I heard Barney himself was just endited for trafficking baby-bop out and using the classroom as a meth lab

651 days ago
26.

msmoeliss    

All the years of this big purple bastards singing finally got to him.

651 days ago
27.

DaveT    

Seems to be a lot of racism against animals with purple skin

651 days ago
28.

Jose    

In other news, from the stock black market in the Haight-Ashbury financial district, the stock price of marijuana fell down today due to severe concerns of a sharp sales decline from Barney viewers....

651 days ago
29.

sophiastormy    

i hated that dinosaur

651 days ago
30.

kim    

I think anyone with kids have wanted to kill that thing too at one time or another. So why is this news again???

651 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web