Soda Attack Victim Says YouTube Apology Not Enough
New York (NY) - Yesterday we brought you the story of two teenagers who were ordered by a judge to post a YouTube apology for a soda attack on a fast food worker. The pair videotaped the attack and posted it on YouTube and the judge probably wanted to fit the punishment with the crime, but the victim says there should have been more punishment.
32-year-old Jessica Ceponis is a Taco Bell worker and is clearly seen taking a face-full of soda from the 15 and 16-year-old kids. In a practice known as ’fire in the hole’, teenagers lob the sodas back at the workers while shouting the same phrase. Appearing on the Today Show, along with the teens’ attorney, Ceponis says the teens haven’t personally apologized to her and worse you can’t even see their faces or names on the YouTube apology. So while Ceponis has been publically humiliated, these teens get to issue a faceless apology.
The teens’ attorney counters by saying Florida law protect the identities of teenagers. Furthermore, he partially blamed YouTube for not taking down the other videos of ’fire in the hole’ attacks. He believes these videos just encourage teens to do copycat attacks. Geez, what ever happened to accepting personal responsibility for your actions?