Albert Einstein supposedly said that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe, but peer pressure must be a close second.
One Omaha man, who was definitely not Albert Einstein, succumbed to peer pressure last week, posting a video of himself participating in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” — and promptly getting arrested because of it.
Jesean Morris, 20, served time in jail for a 2010 assault conviction before being released on parole in March, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
By the summer, he had a warrant out for his arrest due to alleged parole violations, the World-Herald reported, but cops couldn’t find him — until he posted an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video.
According to the paper, a sharp-eyed social media user recognized the house in Morris’ video and, knowing of Morris’ outstanding warrant, contacted the police, who then staked out the address until they caught Morris on Friday afternoon.
Morris may have participated in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” with good intentions — the social media trend is meant to support ALS research — but during his arrest he proved to be no angel, the World-Herald noted: He allegedly gave officers false information, spit in one officer’s face and kicked out a partition in the squad car.
He was booked for the warrant and suspicion of criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer, the paper reported.
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