Two men from southern New Jersey face criminal charges after one of them allegedly filmed the other laughing while urinating on a 9 – year – old boy 's memorial. died of cancer.
Bryan Bellace and Daniel Flippen, both 23, were arrested on Sunday after the Mays Landing Park video was reported to the Hamilton Police Department, the authorities said.
The memorial pays tribute to Christian Clopp, a local Cub Scout who died in 2012 from an inoperable brain tumor. It is on a playground that was built in memory of the boy, reported CBS 3 News.
Bellace has been charged with lust, disorderly behavior and criminal mischief. Flippen, who allegedly shot the video, was alleged to have opened an alcoholic drink in a park. They were released on summons from a court.
In the meantime, Bellace's father told the Atlantic City press that he had fired his son from the family plumbing company.
"We apologized to the family … I'm sorry for his actions. I'm not proud of him, "he told the local newspaper.
The child's father, Mark Clopp, a retired police officer from the Hamilton Township, told the New York Post that he had no ill will towards men, but he hoped that they would "receive help "because" there is obviously something very bad in their lives ".
"They laugh and joke about it, saying that they did it, it was a memorial," Clopp said. "I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt – it looks like they were under the influence of alcohol. Maybe that's why they did it, I do not know.
At the end of the day, two local men came to clean and disinfect the memorial voluntarily.
In a Facebook post, one of the two benefactors, identified as local football coaches, Paul Burgan and Desmond Walker, said they had made it so that this boy's family would know "That is our community and that we do not tolerate this type of behavior. disgusting act. "
"For the Clopp family, we support you, we are here for you," continued Burgan's message, "and if we can avoid it, we will never let that kind of thing happen again under our watch. "
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