WHITEHOUSE, Ohio — Saturday afternoon, the Whitehouse Police Department had only 10 toys, so they made a deal that brought in hundreds instead.
Officer Addison White made a deal with the community: 10 pushups for every toy donated over the weekend.
"It worked," White said. "It worked a little too well, I guess you could say."
In 36 hours, the local area donated 578 toys worth 5,780 pushups.
"I'll just try to do as many as I can, but 5,700 is obviously a big number, so we'll see."
The police department posted to Facebook expecting an extra 10 toys, but instead, their post went viral.
"I cannot believe what a major impact this is having so it's a very, very pleasant surprise," Sgt. Amanda Bradley said. "We had one individual who messaged us and said, 'I'll be up there with a box truck to unload toys.'"
White just started at the department two weeks ago and now has his work cut out for him.
"I'm happy because of what the cause is for, but that's when I started thinking, man, maybe 10 per gift was a little much," White said.
Wednesday marked push up number one, but in order to finish them all this year, he’s going to need some help.
"For today we're going to chip away at 100 of them and the PD said they're going to help me out."
And with core values like these, they won’t sell the number short.
"Dec. 5 is when the toy drive is going through and they can drop off their gifts to the Whitehouse Police Department any time prior to that," Bradley said.