Devoted fans of the hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse are known as Juggalos. On Monday, one such fan showed up to the Kiss 108 radio station just outside of Boston with an axe demanding the station play an Insane Clown Posse song. One of the most recognized Insane Clown Posse logos, the hatchetman, features a man holding an axe.
According to CBS Boston, the suspect, who police have yet to name, first showed up outside the Kiss 108 building around 1:30 on Monday afternoon and asked an employee who was entering the building to play the song “My Axe” by the Insane Clown Posse. Unsuccessful, the Juggalo began ranting to passersby about the station’s refusal to play the song.
By the time police showed up, the unnamed Juggalo had returned to his vehicle where he was seen drinking beer and huffing something from a brown paper bag. Users of inhalants, such as paint or glue, often use paper bags to help them breathe the fumes of the substance, causing euphoria. Police have not said if any such substance was found in the bag.
After about a three-hour standoff, police finally subdued the man. Thankfully, no one was hurt. At one point, a police negotiator tried unsuccessfully to get the station to play the Insane Clown Posse song requested by the Juggalo suspect, but the station never played the song. At one point during the standoff, the suspect told police that they’d have to kill him. They used a stun gun on him but he refused to exit his vehicle. Eventually, he gave up. Police say the man will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
“It was a peaceful resolution for everybody involved and nobody got seriously injured and we’re grateful for that,” said Lt. Joseph Casey of the Medford police department.
This is not the first time a Juggalo has made the news. According to Consequence of Sound, two Juggalos were arrested in 2014 for attempting to kill a man by lighting him on fire because he disrespected Insane Clown Posse by having “ICP” tattooed on his arm. The pair did not think their victim deserved the tattoo.
According to a previous Inquisitr article, Insane Clown Posse are planning a Juggalo March on Washington in September to protest the FBI’s description of the Juggalos as a “loosely-organized hybrid gang.” The Juggalo March will feature music performances by the band and related acts and the band encourages all their Juggalo fans to make it to Washington, D.C., to attend the march.
While the vast majority of Juggalos are simply devoted fans of the group and unlikely to light people on fire or threaten radio stations, incidents such as these certainly don’t help improve the public’s perception of Juggalos. It’s hard to imagine that a Juggalo March on the nation’s capital will remedy that, but they are certainly going to try.
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