‘Bed Intruder’ viral video enables Antoine Dodson to buy house

As we posted last month, the “Bed Intruder” news clip and subsequent remix that sold millions of copies have proven to be an unexpected financial boon to the family of Antoine Dodson.

Dodson has confirmed that he purchased a home for his whole family outside the projects, a newly built dwelling that hopefully has less-intrudable beds:

“We found a house! [We are so] excited … It’s for my whole family. And these are new houses that have just been built.”

Dodson also says that with the profits culled from his cut of the video (The Gregory Brothers split it 50/50 with him), he plans to complete business school and would like to start his own company:

“I signed up to finish my associate’s degree in business,” he says. “That way I can take everything to the next level and be on a more professional level.”

He’d like to “open a salon… or a hotel.”

Perez Hilton speculated upon the possible content for an ad for a Dodson-run salon:

“Well, obviously we have a Salon in Lincoln Park. We’re styling your hair well, we’re giving you a haircut, we’re trying to cut hair, so you need to bring your kids, bring your wife, and bring your husband because we’re styling everybody up in here.”

Dodson didn’t disclose how much cheddar the clip allowed him to check. He also said that despite widespread attention to the case stemming from the video’s popularity, police have no leads to capture the Lincoln Park rapist.

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