Cops: Teens Filmed Drive-By Slushie Attacks
Facing charges, duo sought to create “YouTube content”
SEPTEMBER 7–Two young nitwits committed a series of drive-by slushie attacks that they recorded with a GoPro camera for uploading to YouTube, according to Florida cops who charged the duo with battery and conspiracy.
Police say Rafael Mercado, 19, and Ke’ziyah McKay, 18, targeted victims Saturday afternoon in Pinellas Park, a city in the Tampa Bay area.
As alleged in a criminal complaint, the teenage dirtbags purchased seven slushies from a Circle K store and then proceeded to throw the frozen drinks at “multiple persons for the purpose of their YouTube video content.”
The slushies were launched at pedestrians by McKay, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Mercado (who filmed the misdemeanor action with McKay’s GoPro camera).
After Mercado was collared by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, he reportedly confessed and said that he had done similar slushie attacks a week earlier, “also for the purpose of the YouTube content.”
McKay is listed as Mercado’s co-defendant in the complaint, but he has yet to be arrested. Mercado was freed from the county jail Saturday night after posting $650 bond.
Mercado (left) and McKay are pictured above.