A man caught on video urinating on a memorial for a nine-year-old boy who died of brain cancer has been fired from the family business by his furious dad after he wore the company's t-shirt in the shocking video.
Bryan Bellace, 23, says he was drunk at the time and now admits he made a 'huge mistake' after he was charged on Sunday for defacing the monument in a New Jersey park that is dedicated to Christian Clopp, who died in 2012.
Bryan's father Bruce told The Press of Atlantic City that he has since fired his son from the family plumbing business after he was filmed wearing a shirt with the plumbing and heating business's logo.
Bryan was one of three people employed by Bruce Bellace Plumbing and Heating and his furious dad said: 'I had to remove him from employment. We apologized to the family.'
Bruce said he became aware of the video after his wife was contacted on Facebook about it. He added: 'I'm sorry for his actions. I'm not proud of him. Ultimately it's my fault. Maybe we didn't teach him right.'
Bellace's friend Daniel Flippen, 23, filmed the video and was also arrested after posting the footage on Facebook.
Bryan Bellace, 23, was arrested and charged on Sunday for defacing the monument in a New Jersey park that is dedicated to Christian Clopp who died in 2012
Police said a family friend saw the video on social media and notified the little boy's relatives.
Bellace told ABC News on Monday that he was drunk and doesn't even remember getting to the park with his friend.
'It was a big mistake I made. I was intoxicated. I didn't know what I was doing at the time. When I came to my senses the next day, I realized I made a huge mistake,' he said.
'I wish I could take it all back and make things right, but it happened.'
He said he has reached out to Christian's family to apologize.
'I can ask for forgiveness from the family. I've reached out and I apologized for what I've done. This should have never happened,' Bellace said.
Volunteers have since disinfected the memorial after learning what happened.
The memorial was dedicated to Christian, an aspiring veterinarian, who died of an inoperable brain