“I was walking down the street and someone was like (yelling for) help,” says Tahkela Moore. She says the shouting was coming from above her head and looked up.
That’s when she saw a little boy dangling from the window. “His hands was (sic) out the window and his feet and he was trying to climb back in,” she says.
The 6-year-old boy was in his bedroom on the second floor of a rented home on Petrel Street in Rochester. His father was asleep downstairs. Tahkela Moore says she rand to try to help the child- but it was too late.
“I heard a big sound, a big boom and he on the ground,” she says.
“He was in tears, he was scared, and he was shaking and stuff,” says her sister Shakaela Moore. She says she tried to comfort the boy and also called 911 from her cell phone.
Karen Knapp, who lives next door, was alerted by police sirens. “When the cops came and banged on the door he looked like he just got up with a rude awakening,” she says of the father.
It was the second incident Wednesday morning of a child suffering injuries from a second story fall. The first incident involving a 4 year old girl occurred at 339 Weaver Street around 8:30 this morning.
The girl’s father left her alone to drive her mother to work. When he returned he discovered the child unconscious on the driveway. She suffered a broken leg, and injuries to her head and spleen.
Rochester Police say the parents were badly shaken and sorry. Kindalem Gurmu and Hanna Bayle were ticketed for endangering the welfare of a child.
In the Petrel Street incident, police say charges will not be filed. They say the 6 year old boy removed the window screen himself because his father would not let him play outside.
The boy suffered cuts and bruises but is okay. The whole encounter has left the Moore sisters shaken and a little angry. “I think he should have been with the little boy,” says Shakaela Moore referring to the boy’s father.
“He’s only six and little kids can do crazy stuff,” she adds.