(Updated) Bay Village Teens Dump Urine and Feces on Autistic Boy in Twisted Ice Bucket Challenge 'Prank'

Update II: Five teens have been charged in connection with the case. Two face disorderly conduct-like charges for a juvenile — all the teens are between the ages of 14 and 16 — and three others faces misdemeanor assault charges. Assistant County Prosecutor Duane Deskins, who notes that the teens are friends with the victim, said that while there were often pranks amongst the friends, "this incident is clearly different. It crossed a moral and legal line, and even the five alleged perpetrators understand that and have expressed regret." (Cleveland.com)

Update: Police in Bay Village have identified the teens they believe are responsible for the deplorable ice bucket prank from last week. 

Police chief Mark Spaetzel, while not releasing their names, did say this in a statement last night:

"We are being very thorough in gathering all the necessary facts before presenting to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office. We are not sure when that will happen because we have additional interviews to conduct and further investigative avenues to pursue."***

Fox 8 is running the story of a 15-year-old autistic Bay Village boy who fell victim to a mean-spirited and fairly sociopathic ice bucket challenge outing.

Here's the video and story. And the note from Fox producers: "The family asked that we show the video to make other parents aware of bullying."

The gist is that the boy, seen at right in his underwear, was prepping for another one of those ice bucket challenge videos. What is seen being poured from on top of the roof of the garage is a mixture of urine, feces, cigarette butts and whoknowswhatelse. The video was on the boy's cell phone. Police are now investigating the matter.
“Once we found out about it, we were just horrified,” said Diane, the mother of the Bay High School student. She claimed her youngest son was videotaped as feces, urine, spit and cigarette butts were dumped on his head by a group of juveniles.

“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,” she said.

FOX 8 News is not identifying the family by last name to help protect their son.

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Eric Sandy

Eric Sandy is an award-winning Cleveland-based journalist. For a while, he was the managing editor of Scene. He now contributes jam band features every now and then.
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