Cops Find Punks Who Dumped Urine-Filled Bucket On Autistic Kid In Ice Bucket Challenge
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.
In the video, which the boy’s mom found on his cellphone, he is standing in a driveway in his underwear when someone from the roof dumps a bucket of a murky brown liquid on him.
“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
If this “shitty” prank was real… Then I am joining @JennyMcCarthy and @DrewFromTV and offering another $10K to the reward! That makes 30K!
— 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.”