Ice Bucket Challenge: Police investigate man who drenched his young granddaughter
A man in Texas is being investigated by police for making his 10-month-old granddaughter take the ice bucket challenge
Sunday 31 August 2014
In the latest controversy of the internet sensation, a grandfather in the US is being investigated for making his 10-month-old granddaughter take the ice bucket challenge.
In a video posted to Facebook earlier this week, Reggie Stewart from Houston, Texas announced: “I’ve been called out for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and my granddaughter is going to do it with me.”
He then dumped a bucket of freezing water on himself and the child.
Claude Dalcour, the girl’s father, said he has reported the video to the local authorities who have since visited Stewart’s home to investigate the child’s welfare. The Texas Department of Children and Family have also been contacted.
Dalcour, who is separated from the girl’s mother, told local news station Fox26: “I was shocked, appalled. It brought me to tears. It’s abuse because my daughter is an infant. She doesn’t know what’s going on.”
Stewart has not been charged with any crime. He has since removed the video from his page.
Despite the incredible success of the challenge - it has raised over £60 million - the viral phenomenon has attracted criticism over claims that it wastes water, and also the assortment of injuries suffered by those who have taken the challenge.
- 1 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 2 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 3 The Simpsons death: Creator Al Jean would 'kill himself' before character like Homer or Lisa
- 4 British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
Isis an hour away from Baghdad - with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wedding: The famous congratulate actor and human rights lawyer after Venice nuptials
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
- < Previous
- Next >
£21000 - £35000 per annum: Randstad Education Cambridge: Secondary teachers re...
£28000 - £30000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: A highly successfully con...
£23000 - £25000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: An established and highly...
£60000 - £75000 per annum: Sauce Recruitment: This is a busy and varied role w...