Target: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Goal: Investigate and ensure stiff penalties for parents of boy reportedly found starving in the streets and begging for money.
A seven-year-old Ohio child was allegedly neglected by his parents so severely that his only option was to take to the streets to beg for money. Starving and penniless, the boy was reportedly found by police officers outside a CVS, where he was attempting to exchange his stuffed teddy bear for a few dollars in order to buy food.
After taking the boy into the station and feeding him, officers investigated his home, where they reportedly found a shocking and disturbing scene. The house was in “utter disarray.” The floor was covered in trash and liquor bottles and several rooms reeked of urine. Worse still, police found four other young boys living in the squalid home, report the police. The parents, Tammy and Michael Bethal, were arrested and police took custody of the other children.
These apparently negligent parents ignored their children to the point that one of them felt the need to beg strangers for money, and this abuse must not be met with a lenient punishment. Sign the petition below and demand harsh punishments for these two, if found guilty.
Dear Mr. DeWine,
I am writing to call your attention the case of Tammy and Michael Bethal, a pair of allegedly negligent parents who stand accused of starving their children. Police officers first learned of the case when they reportedly found the Bethal’s youngest son, only seven years old, offering to sell his teddy bear in order to earn enough money to buy some food.
Police investigated the home and apparently found four other boys living in a squalid home full of cockroaches and urine. Any parent who would allow this to happen is unfit to keep custody of their children, and I urge you to ensure that these individuals face the stiffest penalties, if found guilty.
[Your Name Here]
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