Ice Bucket Challenge Video Leads Police To Fugitive

OMAHA, Neb.-- In addition to raising nearly $80 million for Lou Gehrig's Disease research, the "Ice Bucket Challenge" craze reportedly helped land a wanted man behind bars in Nebraska.

Jesean Morris, a 20-year-old Omaha man wanted for a parole violation after serving a sentence for attempted assault, recently posted a video of himself dumping ice water over his head to Facebook as part of the viral fundraising campaign for the ALS Association, reports the Omaha World-Herald.

But the video proved to be the end of Morris' time on the run after a tipster who knew of his outstanding warrant called police and identified the house where the video was shot, reports the paper.

Police reportedly staked out the house and watched as the fugitive climbed into the back of a PT Cruiser. After they pulled the vehicle over the arrest him, Morris allegedly gave officers a false name and birth date, kicked out a safety partition in the cruiser and spit in an officer's face, reports the paper.

Morris was reportedly released on parole in March from the Omaha Correctional Center, where he served time for a 2010 conviction on attempted second-degree assault using a firearm.

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