CLEVELAND – Five teenagers were charged in connection to an Ice Bucket Challenge attack on a 15-year-old boy with autism, according to a report on Fox8.com. A video of the prank showed the teen standing outside a garage door in his underwear when someone from the rooftop dumps a bucket of murky brown fluid over his head. The brown fluid turned out to be a combination of human waste and tobacco spit.
Three of the teens were charged with two counts of delinquency, assault and disorderly conduct. Two of the teenagers were charged with a single count of disorderly conduct.
“As heinous as these acts were, it’s going to be difficult because under state law there’s really not a lot of offenses that fit,” an Ohio attorney said shortly after the September incident.
The 15-year-old boy’s mother told Fox 8 in Cleveland that the video was discovered on her son’s cell phone.
“He was embarrassed because he did not know what the contents were until afterwards, and then he didn’t want anybody to know,” the mother told the station. “They used his phone to tape it, and they put it up on Instagram.”