The New York Post reports that Cristina Torre was biking to work Wednesday morning when she saw a baby hanging from the awning above a frozen yogurt shop at 3rd Avenue and 92nd Street. Torre, 44, apparently was calling 911 to report the baby on the loose when the 1-year-old boy fell. She luckily was in the right place when the boy fell and made a life-saving catch.
The New York Daily News says police determined that the baby slipped through some cardboard placed next to an air conditioning unit in a second-floor window, crawled onto a fire escape, and then fell onto the awning. His parents were asleep when it happened and were taken into police custody. The Daily News says the parents are facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child and neglect.
The family’s four children were reportedly taken into child services. ABC reports that the apartment was described as being in deplorable conditions, with “no food in the house, peeling paint, not adequate bedding for children, and no window guards.”
LBS was unable to obtain footage of Torre’s daughter making the catch, but we believe it may have looked like this:
Thanks to David for the tip