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Barney the Dinosaur

Creator's Son ARRESTED

for Attempted Murder

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

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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.

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1.

Gretel    

If I had to listen to that freaking theme song for all those years I would consider murdering someone also.

609 days ago
2.

Boogie Onerism    

Say it ain't so.first

609 days ago
3.

anon.    

Apparently, her son didn't learn the things she tried to teach other kids.

609 days ago
4.

haskel420    

i kill you ,, you kill me,, were no more a family

609 days ago
5.

Fat Matt    

This wouldn't be any more related to Barney if attempted murderer was creator's cousin's daughter's niece.

609 days ago
6.

DeeMaree    

We could all see this coming!! Who didn't want to kill Barney at some point in time. What? Oh, he didn't kill Barney but some guy. Nevermind.

609 days ago
7.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

He will do less time than that guy who stole those nudies from ScarJo's phone...

609 days ago
8.

OH NO!    

I guess he doesn't really "love you".

609 days ago
9.

cherry    

I hate you, you hate me lets get together and kill Barney. With a knife to his throat and a gun to his head *bang* we're all happy Barney's dead.

609 days ago
10.

speakMYbrain    

elmo,barney WHO IS NEXT? BIG BIRD?

609 days ago
11.

Jay W.     

Barney is involved, somehow someway. I never trusted that Purple bastard.

609 days ago
12.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Knew it

609 days ago
13.

Reed    

You put a picture of Barney like he attempted murder. Can you be any more idiotic about a story. Of course you can.

609 days ago
14.

buzz kill    

So how is all that pinko, commie brainwashing working out for you now?

609 days ago
15.

Terry     

If my mom created Barney I would be trying to commit suicide......

609 days ago
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