Ohio police officers have finally found the five punks, all between ages 14 and 17, who tricked a 15-year-old autistic kid into thinking he was doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but instead filled the bucket with urine, feces and cigarette butts and posted to his Instagram.
The Bay Village Police Chief Mark Spaetze said they are not releasing the names yet because the investigation is still pending.
“He was embarrassed because he did not know what the contents were until afterwards and then he didn’t want anybody to know,” Diane, his mom, said.
Comedian Drew Carey, whose hometown is Bay Village, offered to donate $10,000 to fund finding those responsible for the bullying. Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg later joined in and offered to bring it up to $30,000.
If the Bay Village PD wants to start a reward fund to find who did this, contact me. I’ll donate $10k. http://t.co/ugqeLbu5ob
— Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV) September 6, 2014
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) September 8, 2014
Though the celebrities brought attention to the incident, Spaetzel said the police department would not use the money.
“Regarding the celebrities offering rewards to help find who committed this terrible act, reward money is not necessary as we have identified the participants. However, we are grateful for their offers.”