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Fed up US man blasts TV with shotgun over Bristol Palin's dance

By Nairita Das

Sydney, Nov 18 (ANI): A 67-year-old man from US blasted his television with a shotgun after watching Bristol Palin's on 'Dancing with the stars' show.

According to US court documents, Steven Cowan, a rural Wisconsin man, said he was fed up with the politics and Bristol wasn't a good dancer.

Authorities said that after striking the television, the man pointed the gun at his wife, 66-year-old Janice Cowan, who escaped and called police.

Cowan had been drinking before he sat down to watch 'Dancing with the Stars' and suffers from bipolar disorder, his wife told officers.

When Palin, the daughter of former vice presidential candidate-turned- Republican celebrity Sarah Palin, began her routine, Cowan jumped up and began swearing, saying something like "The (expletive) politics."

His wife said he was upset that a political figure's daughter was dancing on TV even though he felt she didn't have talent.

She told officers her husband left the living room and reappeared 20 minutes later with his shotgun, "raging" with his face bright red, and blasted the TV.

"He scared the bejebees out of me," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted her as telling Police.

She said her husband pointed the gun at her and told her to go get his pistols. She said he threatened to kill himself if she returned with anyone else but she called police from nearby.

Thereafter, a SWAT team surrounded the couple's farmhouse, and officers were able to talk Cowan out on next morning after an all-night standoff. (ANI)

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