Antoine Dodson at UFC 123

Antoine DodsonWhile watching UFC 123 this weekend in Detroit, I noticed Antoine Dodson was in attendance.  Who is Antoine Dodson you ask?

Antoine Dodson is a Huntsville, AL resident recently interviewed by NBC affiliate WAFF-48 News in a news clip about the local police searching for a man who broke into the Dodsons’ home and then tried to assault one of his sisters in bed.

On July 28th, 2010, North Alabama’s NBC affiliate WAFF-48 News reported that local Police are searching for a man who broke into a home then got into bed with a woman. According to the news story, earlier that Wednesday morning, Kelly Dodson woke up to an intruder in her bed. The woman’s brother, Antoine Dodson, rushed to her room after hearing his sister scream. After a brief struggle, the intruder escaped through a window. Antoine said the suspect left behind his shirt and fingerprints.

The video of the interview caught attention due to the passionate and flamboyant style of his delivery, speaking directly to the camera, in which he directly addressed the people of his neighborhood as well as the would-be rapist, and his use of street vernacular.

The video of Dodson’s television interview went viral and then inspired several musical remixes, including a video by musical group The Gregory Brothers, known as the “Bed Intruder Song”, which in turn inspired many further covers and remixes, including a punk rock version by a team formed by Hayley Williams of Paramore, Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory, and Ethan Luck of Relient K.

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