The parents of a two-year-old child pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of fourth-degree child neglect after their son was left alone and fell from a two-story window reports the Detroit Free Press.
The incident occurred last Sunday, when Matthew McIntosh (pictured left), 21, and Mattie McCann (pictured right), 22, left their little boy unattended in their Pontiac, Michigan apartment. According to police deputies, McIntosh told them that he had to accompany McCann to first buy some cigarettes, then escort her to her job at a residential group home.
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The child somehow climbed out of the apartment window at around 2:45 am and fell to the ground. Only wearing a diaper, the little boy managed to walk over to a neighbor’s house and knock on the door. The child, who miraculously did not sustain any life-threatening injuries did however have several abrasions and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Neither McIntosh or McCann have previous arrest records according to the sheriff’s office. The pair were jailed, then released on a $2,000 bond each. Neither parent is allowed to have any contact with their son whatsoever until they are sentenced which has not been placed on the court calendar as of yet.
In the meantime, the toddler has been placed with a relative.
Both McIntosh and McCann could be looking at up to a year in jail or 5 years probation when they face a judge.