DOCUMENT: Stupid, Crime

Cops: Teens Filmed Drive-By Slushie Attacks

Duo sought to create "YouTube content"

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Slushie Battery

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, police say, copped to the slushie batteries and referred to “the possibility of monetary gains as a result of the views” tallied on YouTube.

Mercado was freed from the county jail Saturday night after posting $650 bond. McKay was arrested this afternoon and released from custody upon posting $800 bond.

Mercado (left) and McKay are pictured above. (1 page)