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Police Catches Felon Because Of His ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

| by Jonathan Wolfe

Common sense advice of the day: don’t post videos of yourself to social media when there’s a warrant out for your arrest.

Omaha, Nebraska resident Jesean Morris is behind bars today after police used his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video to track him down. Someone who watched his video online was able to identify the house he was at and reported him to police.

“[Police] were given a specific house,” by a tipster, Omaha police officer Kevin Wiese told Omaha.com.

Officers showed up at the house Morris was seen at and watched as he got in a car and left the property. They pulled the car over shortly after to arrest Morris. 

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Morris was understandably upset during his arrest. He first lied to police about his identity. Then, he spit in an officer’s face and damaged a police car. In addition to being booked on his warrant, Morris was charged with assaulting an officer with bodily fluid, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and criminal impersonation.

Morris is in jail right now in lieu of $40,000 bond. His arrest warrant was from a 2010 crime that left Morris with two felony convictions: assault and use of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Sources: Omaha.com, The Smoking Gun