Drew Carey offers $10,000 reward after alleged prank on autistic boy
After hearing reports than an Ohio teen had urine and spit dumped on him as part of an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge prank, comedian Drew Carey turned to Twitter to offer help.
Carey took to social media after the mother of a 14-year-old boy with autism told police she found a video on Instagram of other youths allegedly dumping a bucket of water, urine and spit on her son. Bay Village Police Department officials said they are working with school officials to investigate.
Carey, a Cleveland native, tweeted a link to the news on Saturday and wrote, “WTF? Just saw this. Horrendous. These kids should be arrested and expelled.”
“The Price Is Right” game show host then posted a follow-up tweet offering his assistance: “If the Bay Village PD wants to start a reward fund to find who did this, contact me. I’ll donate $10k.”
Superintendent of Bay Village Schools Clint Keener wrote that the community is “heartsick over the cruel actions taken against one of our students,” and that “we are supporting our Bay Village Police Department as they vigilantly work to complete their investigation in this case.”
The ice bucket challenge -- getting splashed with ice water and sharing footage on social media -- started as a way to promote awareness and raise money to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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