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Ice Bucket Challenge Video Leads to Wanted Man's Arrest in Omaha

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One man's "Ice Bucket Challenge" video has landed him in hot water. Jesean Morris, 20, who was wanted in Nebraska for violating the terms of his parole, was arrested Friday after he posted to Facebook a video of himself dumping a bucket of ice water on his head. A tipster who saw the online post and recognized the house shown in the video provided Omaha police with Morris' exact address, Officer Aaron Thompson told NBC News. Two officers then went to the house and arrested Morris, 20.

The suspect allegedly gave the cops a false name and birth date, knocked out a safety partition in the police cruiser, and spit in the one of the officer's face, according to an incident report. Morris was booked into jail on the warrant and on suspicion of criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer. The "Ice Bucket Challenge" viral campaign is designed to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Jesean Morris. Omaha Police Department

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