BROOKLYN — A 7-year-old girl who fell from a third-story window in Brooklyn escaped injury after she was caught by a neighbor.
According to the New York Daily News, the girl crawled out through an empty space next to the air conditioner in the window of her family’s apartment.
After crawling out, she was seen singing and dancing on top of the air conditioner as a crowd of kids looked on from below before losing her balance and falling, according to the report.
Steve St. Bernard, 52, who lives in the housing complex, was alerted by the cries of onlookers.
“I went over there to make sure if she fell I could catch her,” St. Bernard said. “I’m not a hero — anybody would have done it. I did it out of normal instincts.”
The catch knocked St. Bernard, a father of four, to the ground.
“She fell and she put her hands out,” a witness told the New York Daily News. “Her head hit a bush, but Steve caught the rest of her body.”
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