Heart-stopping moment three-year-old autistic boy pulls out air con unit and crawls onto scaffolding

A shocking video captures the moment a three-year-old autistic boy ends up pulling an air-conditioning unit out from the window of his seventh floor apartment and then climbing out through the opening. 

A nanny cam managed to show exactly what happened when little Jariel Malave had been pulling on the AC unit cord for several minutes. 

Eventually, the entire unit came out from the window leaving it wide open for Jariel to climb out onto scaffolding that was around the building. 

An autistic three-year-old boy ended up pulling out the air conditioning unit in his apartment

An autistic three-year-old boy ended up pulling out the air conditioning unit in his apartment

An autistic three-year-old boy ended up pulling out the air conditioning unit in his apartment

Jariel Malave climbed out through the window from his seventh floor home

Jariel Malave climbed out through the window from his seventh floor home

Jariel Malave climbed out through the window from his seventh floor home

The boy's mother had installed the unit by herself instead of using a professional to do it

The boy's mother had installed the unit by herself instead of using a professional to do it

The boy’s mother had installed the unit by herself instead of using a professional to do it

Jeanine Malave, a mother-of-three said she couldn’t believe what had happened. 

‘I looked left, looked right – I didn’t see my son,’ she said.

Malave said she thought her son was dead and likely had fallen to his death, but incredibly he was sat playing on the scaffolding right outside the window the other side of the building.

A next door neighbor saw saw the toddler through her kitchen window as she was washing dishes according to PIX11.  

Jeanine Malave ended up pulling her son back into the building from outside scaffolding

Jeanine Malave ended up pulling her son back into the building from outside scaffolding

Jeanine Malave ended up pulling her son back into the building from outside scaffolding

Luckily he landed on scaffolding right outside the window and didn't fall

Luckily he landed on scaffolding right outside the window and didn't fall

Luckily he landed on scaffolding right outside the window and didn’t fall

The boy was saved from certain death after landing on scaffolding that was right outside

The boy was saved from certain death after landing on scaffolding that was right outside

The boy was saved from certain death after landing on scaffolding that was right outside

Jariel Malave, 3,

Jariel Malave, 3,

The youngster, who is autistic, will often be happy playing on his own

The youngster, who is autistic, will often be happy playing on his own

Pictured, Jariel Malave, 3. The youngster is autistic and will often be happy playing on his own

‘Give me your hand, little one. Give me your hand,’ Maria Espertome said in Spanish through the window.

The youngster was so engrossed with playing that he didn’t hear her cries. 

Espertome then screamed for Malave to come over to her apartment for her to bring her son back inside. 

‘I almost fainted,’ she said.

Mother-of-three, Jeanine Malave, said she couldn't believe what had happened

Mother-of-three, Jeanine Malave, said she couldn't believe what had happened

Mother-of-three, Jeanine Malave, said she couldn’t believe what had happened

A neighbor saw him wandering by her kitchen window and called for help

A neighbor saw him wandering by her kitchen window and called for help

A neighbor saw him wandering by her kitchen window and called for help

'Give me your hand, little one. Give me your hand,' Maria Espertome, pictured, said in Spanish through the window.

'Give me your hand, little one. Give me your hand,' Maria Espertome, pictured, said in Spanish through the window.

‘Give me your hand, little one. Give me your hand,’ Maria Espertome, pictured, said in Spanish through the window.

Little Jariel doesn't seem to know how lucky he is

Little Jariel doesn't seem to know how lucky he is

Little Jariel doesn’t seem to know how lucky he is

Property managers for the New York City Housing Authority say Malave is at fault because she installed the AC unit herself.

Malave claims she had no choice after the NYCHA ignored her requests for her air con unit to be installed.  

‘How many times I have to tell them ‘I need a box, I need an AC?” she said.

Jariel is fine and is completely unaware of the danger he was in.

Malave says she wants everyone to hear her story so it doesn’t happen to anyone else.

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