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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.