08/15/2016 02:36 EDT | Updated 08/15/2016 02:59 EDT

Police Help Boy Trying to Sell Toy For Food

Most kids want to trade in their toys for iPods, but for a boy in Ohio, trading his teddy bear was his only chance at having a meal.

A seven year old boy from Franklin, Ohio, stood waiting outside of a drugstore last weekend, in hopes of selling his teddy bear.

“It broke my heart,” said Steve Durham, the police officer from Ohio who had found the boy. “He told me he was trying to sell his stuffed animal to get money for food because he hadn’t eaten in several days.”

After making sure the boy had something to eat, the officer visited the boy’s home to find that he and his four brothers had been living in a house infested with bugs, urine and spoiled food.

The child’s parents have been charged with 10 counts of child endangerment and are unable to talk to their son or their four other children.

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