The hunt for Puppy-Throwing Girl just got a lot more explosionier: Michael Bay, director of Victoria's Secret commercials and giant robot movies, has placed a $50,000 bounty on information leading to the arrest of the famed animal abuser.

This evening, the following was posted to Michael Bay's official website:

There is a disturbing video going around the news outlets. It's a video of blonde young woman in a red sweatshirt casually tossing squealing puppies into the fast-moving river one by one.

Michael Bay has informed me that he is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the woman in the red sweatshirt and the person who shot this act of cruelty.

"Arrest and successful prosecution?" Come on, Michael Bay, You can do better than that! How about "the arrest and successful strapping her onto the head of an ICBM missile and shooting her at the Moon to do battle with robots in a revealing tank top?"

More to the point: Old Timey Michael Bay does not seem to understand the crowd-sourced nature of the hunt. The anonymous Internet hooligans of 4chan's /b/ messageboard may have already uncovered the identity of a young girl and the person holding the camera, just as they found the woman who threw a cat in a trash can. Their investigation points to a couple teens in Bosnia, and Bosnian police have launched an investigation into the video. (And the girl in question may have already offered an apology via YouTube.)

But if any of 4chan's anonymous users want to claim the bounty, you can email:

The girl's purported apology ($50,000, please!):

Update: As the blog What Would Tyler Durden Do points out, the post is down now! That was quick. Here's a screencap we took, though:

[Photo of Bay via Getty Images]

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