The man who recorded himself urinating on Art Modell’s grave will not be arrested, according to Baltimore County police.
Instead, the man will served with a criminal summons to appear in court, Baltimore police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said.
The Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office has authorized charges against the man after Baltimore County Police identified him, the state’s attorney’s office announced Tuesday.
Because the charges had not been filed and served as of Tuesday morning, the suspect’s name had not yet been released.
The man will be charged in connection with defiling a grave. Maryland criminal law states, “a person may not engage in indecent or disorderly conduct in a cemetery,” a release from the Baltimore County state’s attorney’s office says.
The charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of two years in jail and a $500 fine.
“Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect. Bringing charges against this individual should act as a deterrent to others and assure the rest of us that no matter who you are, indecencies will not be committed against your final resting place,” Baltimore County State’s Attorney, Scott Shellenberger, said in a release.
The charges stem from a video posted to YouTube July 18 under the username “BrownsFan4Life.”
The video shows a man apparently urinating out the bottom of his pant leg with the aid of a catheter.
The video has since been removed from YouTube.