Police: Mother arrested after 1-year-old boy dangled out second-story window



PITTSBURGH - A mother was taken into custody Friday morning after her 1-year-old boy was spotted with his legs dangling out a second-story window on the North Side.

Police said they were called to the Kirkbride Street home just before 10 a.m. when workers in the area spotted the child.

“We ran up, and I attempted to knock on the door. The mother came to the window, pulled the baby back, thanked us and closed the window,” one of the workers told Channel 11’s Jodine Costanzo.

Costanzo reported that when officers arrived at the house, the mother, 38-year-old Mary Simpson, answered the door and appeared intoxicated.

According to the criminal complaint, she was incoherent, couldn’t stand straight, and had fresh track marks on her arms that were bleeding. She told police that her son stood on a box to gain access to the window, which she thought was closed.

Simpson was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and prohibited acts.

The Office of Children, Youth and Families has custody of the boy.

“I’m just glad the baby is going to be fine,” the worker said.