The parents of a 7-year-old boy who was observed trying to sell a teddy bear to buy food, have been arrested and charged with five counts each of child endangering.

Ohio cops responded to a call of a young boy wondering the streets alone. When Franklin officer Steve Dunham arrived, he found the little boy in front of a drug store trying to sell his stuffed animal. He told the officer he hadn’t eaten for several days.


Steve Dunham boy selling teddy bear

Dunham took him to a restaurant to eat. Other officers went to the home and police say they found four older boys living amid garbage and cat urine. Children services authorities have placed the children with other relatives. h/t cbsnews

The parents pleaded not guilty to five counts each of child endangering and are due in court next month.