Comedian Drew Carey has offered to donate a $10,000 reward to help Ohio police find the teens responsible for dumping a bucket of bodily fluids over an autistic boy as part of a sick prank.
“If the Bay Village PD wants to start a reward fund to find who did this, contact me. I’ll donate $10k,” he tweeted to his 657,000 followers on Saturday.
The mother of a Bay High School student in Bay Village said her 15-year-old son was videotaped doing what he thought was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. What he didn’t know is that the students had filled the bucket with feces, urine, spit and cigarette butts.
Mr. Carey, a Cleveland native, saw a video of the incident after it aired on Fox 8 News, calling it “horrendous.”
He agreed to donate the $10,000 to Autism Speaks even if police find the suspects without the reward money.
“If they find them w/out reward $, then done :) RT @sonicslifer: @DrewFromTV They’ll find them no problem. Give the ten k to Autism Speaks!” Mr. Carey tweeted.
The Bay Village Police Department described the incident as a “heinous act” in a statement released Friday afternoon.
Det. Kevin Krolkosky said criminal charges could be filed.
“It’s disturbing to watch. You can obviously tell that somebody has been taking advantage of [him],” he said.
According to a representative for Autism Speaks, Bay High students were planning to raise funds for the organization Friday at school and at the football game.