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Fugitive Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge; Post Vid on FB & Gets Arrested

Jesean Morris

Come Jesean, you have to be smarter than this.

Then again if you were smarter, maybe you would have been a fugitive in the first place.

To stay off law enforcement’s radar, Jesean Morris may have wanted to avoid a fundraising effort that has rocked the online world. Perhaps the 20-year-old Omaha man should have just made a donation and left the ice in the bucket.

Instead, Morris — wanted for violating terms of his parole — posted to Facebook a video of his try at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a fundraiser in which people pour a container of water and ice on their head in lieu of making a donation. Many participants do both.

The video led someone to identify the house, near 33rd and U Streets, where Morris’ taped his challenge. The person, who knew Morris had an outstanding warrant, contacted police.

“They were given a specific house” by the tipster, said Officer Kevin Wiese, a police spokesman.

Gang unit officers Nick Sidzyik and Dan Martin were sent to try to find him. They watched for Morris outside the house about 3 p.m. Friday and saw him climb into the back seat of a Chrysler PT Cruiser.

The cops pulled over Jesean and he wasn’t feeling very charitable when they arrested him.

Police allege he gave the officers a false name and birth date, then kicked out a safety partition in the cruiser. He also spit in Martin’s face, according to police. He was booked into jail on the warrant and on suspicion of criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.

H/T Omaha.com