Last week, a group of obnoxious youths in Bay Village, OH (located about 20 miles outside of Cleveland) tricked a classmate with special needs into participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight ALS. Only instead of dumping ice water on the young man, the pathetic punks doused him with urine, feces and spit. They used the victim’s phone to record the cruel act and then posted the video to social media.
Carey, 56, who hails from Cleveland, was angered by the prank and took to social media to help track down those responsible.
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
Newlywed Jenny McCarthy has also chipped in 10K to bring the teens to justice. The former View co-host made her own pledge via Twitter.
I’m joining Drew Carey’s 10K Reward to Find Perpetrators Behind Horrible ALS Bucket Prank. Now it’s 20k! #justice
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) September 8, 2014
The Bay Village school officials do plan to take disciplinary action against the students involved and released a statement in the wake of the awful video depicting the prank.
“It hurts us deeply to see such a wonderful effort twisted to deliberately cause someone pain. We are supporting our Bay Village Police Department as they vigilantly work to complete their investigation in this case,” a spokesperson for the BVPD said.