Comedian and game show host Drew Carey has offered $10,000 as a reward for locating the teen boys who tricked an autistic teen into thinking he was participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but instead poured a vile mess over his head.
Carey initially responded to the teens actions by posting the following Tweet:
“WTF? Just saw this. Horrendous. These kids should be arrested and expelled,” Carey’s tweet read.
The tweet referenced the Instagram posted video wherein an autistic teen is shown having a bucket of what The Blaze reports as containing urine, feces, spit, and cigarette butts dumped on his head.
The prank did not sit well with Carey, and minutes after his first tweet he posted another offering a reward to find the culprits:
“If the Bay Village PD wants to start a reward fund to find who did this, contact me. I’ll donate $10k,” Carey tweeted.
The Bay Village Police Department has described the incident as a “heinous act.”
“It’s disturbing to watch, you can obviously tell that somebody has been taking advantage there,” said Det. Kevin Krolkosky.
Police were made aware of the incident when the parents of the 14-year-old special needs teen found a video of it on his cell phone.
“Once we found out about it, we were just horrified,” said the victim’s mother, Diane.
Police are investigating and will bring charges against those responsible once identified, reports WKYC.
“I want these kids held accountable for what they did to him and they targeted somebody who just didn’t really understand what was going on,” Diane said to Fox 8 Cleveland.
The Bay Village School District sent a letter to parents stating they are “heartsick over the cruel actions taken against one of [our] special needs students.”
The District also noted that they will take “all appropriate action available to us in terms of disciplinary action once the investigation is complete.”
The parents of the victim wanted the video released to the public so other parents will be aware of acts of bullying and speak with their children about how to rightfully treat people.
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