Children With 'Hallucinating' Woman Are Rescued From Florida Roof Ledge, Cops Say
Bodycam footage shows the terrifying rescue in Florida.
Cops in Florida say two toddlers with a "hallucinating" woman had to be saved from the edge of a rooftop.
Bodycam footage captured the terrifying moments as officers from the Delray Beach Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls Saturday.
"A 23-year-old woman, acting erratically and refusing to listen to officers’ commands, was perched on a narrow ledge over the garage of a townhouse about 15-20-feet above the ground," police said in a statement.
Alongside the woman was a 1-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl.
As one responding officer positioned himself under the window, ready to catch a child or the woman if necessary, he pleaded with her to get the children off the narrow, rain-soaked ledge.
"Just get the kids back inside," Officer Rob Addea said. "Please. Please. That’s all we want you to do."
Meanwhile, Sgt. Mike Debree and Sgt. Brian Griffith arrived, went in through the front door, up to the second floor, through a bedroom and out the window onto the ledge, police said.
Worried that the children would fall or be pushed, Sgt. Debree grabbed one of each child’s arms as Sgt. Griffith tried to reason with the agitated woman.
First the children, then, eventually, the woman, were lifted through a window to safety.
The woman was committed to a mental health facility and police say she may face criminal charges once released.
Florida’s Department of Children and Families is conducting an investigation and has taken custody of the children.
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