Wednesday 26 April 2017

Home-alone child rescued from roof

Two mothers were arrested after a toddler had to be rescued from the roof of a three-story home in the US
Two mothers were arrested after a toddler had to be rescued from the roof of a three-story home in the US

Two mothers have been charged after a toddler was rescued from the roof of a three-storey home in the US .

Police and firefighters rushed to the north east Philadelphia home at around 1.30pm on Monday after residents spotted the two-year-old boy on the steep sloping roof wearing only a nappy.

An official pulled him to safety through a third-story window just as firefighters erected a ladder.

A neighbour, Jacob Durant, said a crowd gathered below the home kept talking to the boy, trying to get him to stop moving around on the roof.

Mr Durant took mobile phone video of the toddler while he was on the roof.

Police said two toddlers had been left home alone. Both mothers were charged with child endangerment and reckless endangerment.

The two-year-old's mother, 22-year-old Cleaira Bell, is charged as an adult. The younger child's 17-year-old mother is charged as a juvenile.

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