On Monday, Kyrie Jones was walking his Pomeranian puppy Prince on a street in Des Moines, Iowa, when he heard a crash and saw a 2-year-old boy throwing objects (including a traffic controller) and a PlayStation video game console. Second floor window.
“No, no, no!” Jones, 35, 33 weeks pregnant, yelled at him. According to the Washington Post newspaper. “Go with your mother!” The girl told him, but the boy looked out the window.
Afraid she might fall, Jones ran to the front door, knocked on it and rang the bell to alert her parents, but got no response. He then called the police and checked on the boy again: he was found hanging from the windowsill and swinging in a vacuum on the cement floor.
The baby (whose identity has not been released) was crying so hard that Jones started screaming for help, but no one was there to help her. Seconds later, according to the newspaper, the boy tried to climb the window and slipped and fell. Crouching down, the woman caught him in the air as he fell before hitting the ground. Both were unharmed, with only a few bruises and trauma on their bodies.
Two minutes later the police arrived. Along with Jones, they took Minor to his home, where his mother picked him up, this time answering calls, explaining that she had left him alone “for a while” while she was in another part of the house.
The police did not press charges but forwarded the case to the state health department to study the possible consequences.
“It’s a considerable height,” Jones explained, adding that if he hadn’t been in the right place at the right time, he would have found himself “guilty or with a crying baby.”