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‘Barney’ Creator’s Son Facing 15 Years In Prison For Shooting Neighbor

Fri, May 29, 2015 12:52pm EDT by 2 Comments
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You know, the song goes ‘I Love You. You Love Me.’ Clearly, Patrick Kearns Leach wasn’t listening, as the son of the ‘Barney & Friends creator is now headed to prison for shooting his neighbor!

We guess they weren’t a happy family. Patrick Kearns Leach, 29, obviously didn’t take his mother’s creation to heart. The son of Sheryl Leach, 62, the woman behind Barney & Friends, is now facing jail time for shooting his neighbor! Where was that big purple dinosaur when they needed him?

Patrick pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles County courtroom on May 28, reports the LA Times. Patrick now faces a lengthly stint in prison, as he’s expected to get receive a 15-year sentence on June 29! That’s what you get when you almost murder someone!

It all went down on Jan 9, 2013. Patrick was reportedly angry with his Malibu neighbor. Patrick drove his car onto his neighbor’s property and honked his car’s horn. The neighbor stepped out to see what was going on, before accusing Patrick of trespassing. Patrick was looking for a fight and he got into it with the neighbor. During their heated argument, Patrick pulled out a gun and fired several shots into the neighbor, including once in the chest! Amazingly, the neighbor survived!

Patrick fled the scene in his car but was stopped by the cops. When Patrick was arrested, he was found wearing body armor and was heavily armed with weapons. Seemed he had been planning for a major confrontation!

Thankfully, Baby Bop and her brother, BJ, were reportedly unharmed in the incident.

‘Sesame Street’ Parodies ‘Avengers’ Perfectly — Watch

If Patrick doesn’t like Barney, maybe he should become a Sesame Street fan? The show has been killing it, especially with its movie parodies. Right before the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cookie Monster starred in Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon. The clip is hilarious, featuring superheroes like Onion Man and Black Bean Widow. If Patrick watched that instead of shooting his neighbor, he might not be prison bound.

What do you think about the son of Barney’s creator going to jail, HollywoodLifers? Did you watch the show?

— Jason Brow