Friday, August 30, 2013

Dallas Mavericks Dancer Is a Murderer

"Dancer arrested in four Texas killings" by Uriel J. Garcia |  Associated Press, August 09, 2013

DALLAS — A former teacher who moonlighted as a hip-hop dancer entertaining NBA crowds has been arrested in the fatal shooting of four people in two Dallas-area homes, and police were investigating Thursday if he used a grenade or other explosive in one of the attacks.

Investigators arrested Erbie Bowser, 44, on Wednesday night at the second crime scene, DeSoto police Corporal Melissa Franks said.

The Dallas Mavericks said Bowser was a dancer for the team from 2002 to 2009.


The Globe's web version cut his routine short!

"Bowser is 6-foot-7-inches tall and weighs 355 pounds, according to court records. He was a defensive tackle on the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs from 1987-89, and played in three games, a school spokeswoman said.

The Dallas Mavericks said Thursday that Bowser performed from 2002 to 2009 with its Dallas Mavs ManiAACs, which the NBA team describes as dance troupe made up of "beefy men" who entertain fans during games.

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Bowser worked for nearly a decade as a special education teacher in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite. School district spokeswoman Laura Jobe said Thursday he resigned in 2010 "on good terms." He also worked for a couple of seasons as a football coach at West Mesquite High School, she said.

Bowser served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army from October 1991 to November 2000. The U.S. Army media relations department said he served in the infantry at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and at Fort Drum in New York. He was never deployed overseas. The Army said it does not release information about whether a soldier is honorably or dishonorably discharged.