BTBuzz: Officer comes to rescue of boy trying to sell his teddy bear for food


Police came to the rescue of a 7-year-old boy trying to sell his teddy bear for food outside a Franklin, Ohio drug store.

A caller reported a young boy wandering in downtown Franklin alone Sunday afternoon, and when Officer Steve Dunham found the boy, the 7-year-old told the officer he was trying to sell his bear because he hadn’t eaten in several days, reported the WLWT5. 

Dunham took the boy to Subway for a sandwich, and then back to the police station to investigate why he was alone, and why he hadn’t eaten.

Police learned the child had four older brothers at home, ranging in age from 11 to 17, and were living in a home littered with garbage, cat urine and liquor bottles.

The boy and his brothers were removed from the home and sent to stay with family members. The parents were charged on suspicion of child endangerment.