A woman who caught a baby boy who had tumbled off a second-floor fire escape in Brooklyn is getting kudos from her dad.
Joe Torre, former manager of a New York sports team, said in a statement Wednesday that he was “very proud of my daughter Cristina’s actions today during an incident in Brooklyn involving a small child.”
“I didn’t really know what was going to happen. … You just move into action — you don’t really think about it,” Cristina Torre told the Daily News.
She was having coffee at a cupcake shop when bystanders saw the one-year-old dangling from an awning of a frozen yogurt store next door.
“I’m talking to him saying, ‘Don’t come down, stay there,’” she said. “He helped himself with his arms. He was dangling. I knew he would be flipping very soon.”
She said the child “literally landed in my arms.” Torre credited her father for her “good hand-eye coordination.”
According to police, the child somehow climbed onto the fire escape. He was in stable condition.
The baby’s parents — Sam Miller, 23, and Tiffany Demitro, 24 — were arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than 17.