MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – Two central Florida hooligans who doused a Taco Bell clerk with soda and posted a video of the prank on YouTube are getting a taste of their own medicine.
The "fire in the hole" video may have generated millions of online hits, but Brevard Circuit Court Judge Morgan Reinman didn't think it was funny. On Monday, he ordered the teens, ages 15 and 16, to post a videotaped apology to the victim on YouTube.
In the new video, the teens say they "take full responsibility" for their "irresponsible behavior."
The teens are charged with two counts of battery and one count of criminal mischief. Prosecutors say the boys must serve 100 hours of community service and send letters to the victims to have the charges dropped, Seminole-Brevard State Attorney spokeswoman Lynn Bumpus-Hooper told the Orlando Sentinel.
Despite the online apology, the victim, ex-Taco Bell employee Jessica Ceponis, told the "Today Show" that she wasn't satisfied.
"I don't think the lesson is completely learned, because they are still young, and, to some of their friends, this is going to make them heroes," Ceponis said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.