Worst parents ever? Russian toddler hangs out of 8th floor window (VIDEO)
The incident took place in the town of Miass in the Chelyabinsk Region in the Russian Urals, according to reports from social media.
The toddler stares fearlessly from the window to the ground and teeters there perilously. At one moment it looks that he is going to fall, but luckily he remained on his feet and decided to go back inside.
A toddler standing on the ledge of a 8th floor window
Nothing to see here: Toddler hangs from 8th fl window in Russia, safePosted by RT Play on Thursday, October 1, 2015
The incident was witnessed by residents in the neighboring building, who immediately called the police. As it took nearly 15 minutes for officers to get to the scene, they didn’t actually see the toddler’s death-defying stunt.
Police spoke to the parents of the child, and later told local media that they are a normal family without any problems.
“I was at home and saw that a toddler was strolling along the ledge of a 8th floor window in the house opposite. We saw it with my sister. We feared for the child so we called the police. And we recorded all this with my camera,” the witness, who took the footage, said as quoted by the Russian channel TVC.
The parents of the boy said they had not expected such outrage over the incident and called it accidental.
“My wife was cooking so she opened the window, while I was moving furniture in another room because we had just moved in. He [their son, who was filmed standing on the ledge of a window] was eating. I asked my wife to help me and she [left our son] for a couple of minutes. Then she came to me and said that Vadik [their son] was climbing the ledge. It was for the first time,” the toddler’s father explained.
“We talked to [our son], so he does not go near the ledge anymore. We even moved the table,” he added.
Police officers suggested that the parents lattice the windows and said that they would check back at a later date.