A Texas woman allegedly held a child over the side of a 3-story-high balcony, leading the boy to cry out: “don’t drop me” as the woman scolded him.
The boy, who looked to be about 3 or 4 years old, said he “won’t do it again,” — to which the woman then pulled him back and let him back into the apartment, according to the arrest affidavit obtained by San Antonio TV station KSAT.
25-year-old Desirae Marie Korus was arrested on a charge of endangerment of a child with the risk of bodily injury and was booked into the Bexar County jail with a $20,000 bond.
The incident was observed by a special agent of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency who was conducting surveillance in an unmarked vehicle just outside a San Antonio apartment complex.
Upon hearing a woman shouting as well as a child crying out, the agent focused on the woman, who was later identified as Korus.
She allegedly drug the child out of a third-floor apartment onto the balcony, decided to then “scold,” the child, according to the affidavit.
Investigators say the agent witnessed the woman pick up the boy and dangle him over the balcony’s edge, about 35 above the ground.
“Are you going to touch that again?” the agent allegedly heard her say.
The agent informed police the woman threatened to drop the crying boy.
After the child was allowed back into the apartment, the DEA agent reported the incident to police.
They ended up leaving the premises after 15 minutes later as there was no answer at the residence.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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