Ice Bucket Challenge video posted on Facebook leads police to wanted man

mass-ice-bucket-challenge
When 20-year-old Jesean Morris decided to post an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video on his Facebook page, it’s unlikely that he thought it would lead to his arrest by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska. Likely due to the viral growth of the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” videos related to ALS Association fundraising, Morris participated in the challenge by uploading a video rather than donating $100 to the charity. After a Facebook user watched the video and recognized the location of the filming spot, a specific tip about Morris’s location was called into local police.

jesean-morris-ice-bucket-arrestWhen the tip was called in, Morris was wanted for violating the terms of his parole according to the Smoking Gun. That “discretionary parole” was offered to Morris after being released from custody during March 2014.

Morris was previously incarcerated for his participation in a violent shootout during 2010 that left two men injured. Morris was charged and convicted of second degree assault as well as the use of a firearm to commit a felony. At the time of his original arrest in 2010, Morris was still a teenager at just 16 years of age.

According to members of the Omaha gang unit, they were given a specific address from the tipster and Morris was viewed leaving the house in order to climb into a PT Cruiser around 3 p.m. last Friday.

Shortly after Morris left the residence, the vehicle was stopped to take Morris into custody. According to the details of the arrest, Morris attempted to provide police with a fake name. After the lie about his identity failed to work, Morris allegedly spit in the face of one of the officers and kicked out the partition between the front and back seat of the police cruiser.

In addition to the charge of parole violation, Morris will also face new charges that include resisting arrest, assault of an officer, criminal mischief and suspicion of criminal impersonation. Morris is currently being held in Douglas County jail on a $40,000 bond. Of course, if Morris had simply donated $100 to the ALS Association or even lied about donating rather than dump a bucket of ice water on his head, he may have evaded police custody for a longer period of time.

Social Media

Hangouts isn’t being hung out to dry in 2020, Google says

According to a report, Google may shut down Google Hangouts by 2020. While Hangouts was once Google's top-tier messaging app, the app has since been neglected in favor of Android Messages.
Movies & TV

'Prime'-time TV: Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime right now

There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘Twilight Zone’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in December, from 'Buster Scruggs’ to endangered cats

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this winter with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Killing Eve'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Social Media

Tumblr bans nudity to create ‘a safe place for creative expression’

Tumblr will soon no longer allow images with adult content. The company says the change is one that's designed to help more creators feel comfortable sharing on the platform, but admits the change won't happen overnight.
Social Media

Members can share the same Story with Facebook’s new Group Stories

Facebook Group members can now view and share Group Stories. Unlike the Stories for an individual user, the new tool allows members to contribute to the same Group Story, if the feature isn't turned off by an admin.
Social Media

You can now share saved Facebook posts with a Pinterest-like collection tool

Facebook collections can now be shared with friends if you also want to allow them to contribute to the list. Facebook is rolling out an update that allows users to add a contributor to their collections, or lists of saved Facebook posts.
Mobile

Broadway actor tells Kanye West to get off his phone during opening night

Theater actors can get understandably upset when they spot someone in the audience fiddling with their phone instead of watching the show. The other night that audience member was Kanye West, and he got called out for it.
Social Media

This event topped Facebook’s biggest moments of the year — again

As the year comes to a close, Facebook is looking back on what users discussed most over the last year. For two years in a row, International Women's Day topped the list. So what else is on the list?
Social Media

This band owns Twitter, according to list of top accounts and tweets for 2018

What was the biggest buzz on Twitter in 2018? Twitter's 2018 Year in Review highlights the biggest tweets, accounts, and hashtags. The most-tweeted celebrities, movies, TV shows, athletes, politicians and more in Twitter's 2018 trends.
Social Media

What do yodeling and Kylie Jenner have in common? YouTube’s top 2018 videos

In a true nod to the variety found on YouTube, the platform's top 10 list of videos from 2018 range from celebrities to sports, from perfectly tossing a picture frame on the wall to a kid yodeling in aisle 12 at Walmart.
Home Theater

It took Tom Cruise to raise awareness of this troublesome TV setting

Tom Cruise, in an unexpected PSA tweet, asks you to turn off motion interpolation on your TV, but stops short of how to do it. Here's more on the topic, along with links to a guide on how to rid your TV of the dreaded "soap opera effect."
Computing

Make a GIF of your favorite YouTube video with these great tools

Making a GIF from a YouTube video is easier today than ever, but choosing the right tool for the job isn't always so simple. In this guide, we'll teach you how to make a GIF from a YouTube video with our two favorite online tools.