“Well you have Beyoncé’s video and how that’s kind of led over into other things it seems like, about law enforcement.”
A Middle Tennessee sheriff is blaming Beyoncé for shooting outside his home.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show may be to blame after several shots were fired outside his home Monday night.
Arnold says he doesn’t know why he was targeted, he also doesn’t seem to know anything about Beyoncé.
“There’s always a concern in any community of anybody doing anything at any time.”
“Do I feel like they did this because of where I live? I think that’s it. I don’t think of it being anywhere else,” Arnold continued during a press conference.
When asked if he was being targeted because he was a police officer, he said yes.
“Well, that’s what I actually thought about. Once I kind of figured everything out you know, with everything that’s happened since the Super Bowl, and with law enforcement as a whole, I mean I think we have lost five to seven officers, five deputies and sheriff’s since Sunday’s Super Bowl. You know, that’s what I am thinking. You know here is another target on law enforcement,” said Arnold.
When asked to clarify what he meant by Super Bowl, he said, “well you have Beyoncé’s video and how that’s kind of led over into other things it seems like, about law enforcement.”
After catching flack for his comments he doubled down on his Super Bowl stance, “My comments reflect the violence and senseless killing of seven deputies in the U.S. since the show aired. My comments are an observation of the violence that has occurred but in no way is meant to offend anyone.”