Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Man’s Arrest
A Nebraska man got a double dose of cold water after taking part in a viral sensation led to his arrest over the weekend.
Jesean Morris, 20, who has an outstanding warrant out for his arrest for violating his parole, posted a video of himself participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; the challenge asks participants to dump ice water on themselves or donate to finding a cure for the illness, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
An individual aware of Morris’s warrant saw the video, recognized the house he was standing in front of, and reported him and the address to Omaha police, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Two officers went to the house and arrested Morris shortly after he left the property in a car.
The World-Herald reports Morris initially gave a false identity, tried to resist arrest, and spat in the face of one of the officers during his booking.