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Local 12-year-old takes to the street to raise money for dad

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Many of us would do anything for our family, including a 12-year-old boy who wants his father anyway he can.

It’s a sweet gesture, but Spokane Police has some concerns about how he’s raising this money.

Matthew Parks is pulling out all the stops to get his father Stuart Bonner back to London. Stu’s mom passed away earlier this month. She had just visited them in Spokane. Stu can’t afford to go to her funeral though. A string of issues have left them in serious financial debt, so Matthew wanted to help his father by standing on the side of the road with a poster getting as much help as he could get. This is something Stu is absolutely amazed by.

Spokane Police do say safety is their biggest concern when a child is getting donations like this, especially because it is on such a busy street. They say there are other ways they can raise money.

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