- The naked mother, who was not identified, had thrown her children from the window before diving it out of it herself, it is claimed
- The horrific incident happened around 11:20 a.m. on Saturday in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn
- The woman then kept trying to hurt the children, who were also naked, pounding the infant’s head into the ground because, a neighbor said
- Afterwards, it was claimed the mom snapped because she was ‘tired of being by herself’
- Heroic neighbor Carl Chin, 41, then jumped in to try to save the children
- Chin said the woman then appeared to snap back to realty and thanked him while asking him to take care of her daughter
A naked mother allegedly threw her newborn daughter and toddler son out of the window of her second floor apartment in New York City on Saturday morning.
The mother, who was not identified, threw her daughter and two-year-old son from the window before diving out of it herself around 11:20 a.m. in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, according to police.
She then kept trying to hurt the children, who were also naked, it is claimed. The woman allegedly pounded the infant’s head into the ground because she was ‘tired of being by herself’, the New York Post reported.
Heroic neighbor Carl Chin, 41, then jumped in to try to save the children. He told DailyMail.com he was lying down in bed having a conversation with his fiancé when the couple heard the baby crying.
‘Within seconds we heard a thump, like the body just hits the ground. So she jumps up to the window and sees the two kids on the floor,’ he said.
His fiancé ran out of their home crying: ‘Call 911! Call 911!’
Chin called 911 as his fiancé ran to the back of the home, screaming at the mom: ‘Don’t hurt the child. Don’t hurt the child!’
‘I run to the back and I see the mom has the child in one hand and she drops her. The infant. She drops the infant a couple of times,’ Chin said.
He said he leapt over the fence tried to grab the woman, who sat down with the newborn in a ‘headlock.’
‘I kind of forcefully took the baby from her, using my forearm, and got her to loosen her grip with the baby. We exchanged a few words and within the seconds the FDNY and ambulance came and took care of it,’ he said.
He added: ‘I wasn’t even thinking, I just reacted because I couldn’t even believe what I was seeing.’
Chin told reporters outside the home that the toddler appeared to be in good condition after the attack and ‘wasn’t crying’ or ‘moaning in pain.’ The infant, however, seemed to be clinging to consciousness.
‘She was trying to open her eyes and it was closing. Half her face was bruised. I hope she didn’t hit her head on the concrete, but her head was shaped kind of like after you hit it hard and swelling starts to form,’ Chin said.
Chin said the woman then appeared to snap back to realty and thanked him while asking him to take care of her daughter.
‘I have no idea what was going on with the mom. I had never met her or seen her prior to this but she clearly is not in the right state of mind. She must have been having some kind of mental breakdown because they were all naked,’ he said.
Shandie Harrison, Chin’s sister-in-law, told the New York Daily News she saw the mother hold the newborn by the leg and pound her head twice into the ground.
‘We saw the newborn, we started screaming. It was three of them naked on the ground, the mom, the newborn baby and another little child,’ she said.
She said the newborn was bleeding from her ear and the toddler had bruises on his forehead and his knee.
The NYPD said the little girl was taken to Maimonides Hospital in critical condition while the woman and her son were taken to Brookdale Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Further updates on their conditions have not been shared.