WATCH: Toddler Rescued From Philadelphia Roof
This is Cleaira Bell, the 22-year-old woman being charged with child endangerment because, police say, she left her 2-year-old boy at home, alone, with another woman’s 1-year-old boy — a fact discovered when the 2-year-old was seen crawling on the roof of a three-story residence.
Police say they were called on Monday afternoon to the 4700 block of Leiper Street in the Frankford section for a report of a toddler on the roof. The officers on scene ran to the third floor and forced their way into the apartment — rescuing the 2-year-old as well as the 1-year-old, “who was attempting to climb out of the window.”
“The children were indeed home alone,” the police statement says.
The mothers arrived while investigators were on the scene. They were taken to the department’s Special Victims Unit for investigation; the children were taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for observation.
Bell was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and recklessly endangering another person; the second woman, a 17-year-old and thus unidentified by police, is charged as a juvenile with the same counts.
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