Idaho Falls Police Arrest Man For Dangling 7 Year Old From Balcony
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Falls police have arrested an Indiana man they say dangled his 7-year-old daughter from a balcony and threatened to drop her.
The Post Register reports that police charged the 38-year-old man with felony injury to a child.
Police say the girl's mother told them she got in an argument with the father about his visitation with their children. She said she went outside and heard her daughter screaming, then looked up and saw the man dangling the girl over a hotel's eighth-floor balcony.
Police spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen says the girl was able to get away and ran barefoot outside to her mother, who called police.
The woman told police the man threatened to drop the girl. Hansen says the man appeared intoxicated and barely able to stand up when officers interviewed him.