ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Lands Dumb Criminal In Cuffs
from the caught-cold dept
Which brings us to Jesean Morris of Omaha, who, while having an active warrant for his arrest, decided to accept the ice bucket challenge from a friend and posted his video online. Shortly after, the most obvious thing ever happened.
Officer Kevin Wiese says a tipster who knew Morris had an outstanding warrant called police after seeing the video. The person reporting the tip was able to identify the house where Morris shot the video.The thing about hiding out somewhere while you're on the run from police is that you typically shouldn't then broadcast that location to the population of the internet, which includes roughly everyone. They call it hiding for a reason. You wouldn't, say, take a video of all the places you hid easter eggs the night before and then give that video to the children doing the hunting, right? But, hey, I'm sure someone who did something this stupid was totally benign upon arrest. I mean, it's not like you'd want to get in more trouble, right?
Police say when they approached Morris Friday, he gave a false name and spit in an officer's face.When you've broadcasted your location publicly, you don't then get to try to put the toothpaste back in the tube by giving a false name. That should ramp the charges against Morris up exponentially, because that kind of stupid is criminal. The real question is whether or not this ice bucket challenge thing is now the most successful human endeavor of the year, given that it is not only raising millions of dollars to fight a horrific disesase, but it's now also helping put criminals in handcuffs.