Sheryl Leach, the creator of Barney and Friends, got her inspiration for the character from her son Patrick who has been arrested for attempted murder in Malibu, California. In an exclusive section of Malibu, Patrick Leach, 27, and his neighbor, Eric Shanks, were having a property dispute and the shooting took place following an argument. A neighbor said they heard arguing just before hearing a gun shot. Shanks will recover from the wound and Leach was released on a million dollar bail the day of the arrest. Neighbors say they think things had been brewing for quite some time and it got out of hand. Cops say they have enough evidence to charge Leach, but they’re still looking in to the motive.