Celebs Offer Reward After Twisted Ice Bucket Prank

Autistic Ohio teen had feces, urine dumped on head
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2014 2:58 AM CDT
Celebs Offer Reward After Twisted Ice Bucket Prank
Jenny McCarthy is seen with Donnie Wahlberg after she announced their engagement on "The View" earlier this year.   (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman, File)

(Newser) – Drew Carey has offered $10,000 to help find a group of Cleveland-area teenagers who humiliated an autistic boy with their twisted take on the ALS ice bucket challenge. The 14-year-old's mother contacted police after discovering that the group of teens had used the boy's phone to record a video of them dumping a bucket of urine, feces, and spit on him and telling him it was part of the challenge, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Comedian and Price Is Right host Carey, a Cleveland native, says that if police find the teens behind the "horrendous" prank themselves and the reward isn't needed, he will give the money to the Autism Speaks group instead, Mashable reports. The reward more than tripled last night as more celebrities followed Carey's lead, another Plain Dealer story reports. After ex-View host Jenny McCarthy pledged $10,000, her new husband Donnie Wahlberg offered another $10,000, and Montel Williams also promised to contribute. (Read more ice bucket challenge stories.)

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