A Texas woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly holding a child over a three-story balcony and scolding him while he pleaded “please don’t drop me,” authorities said.
The incident occurred at an apartment complex in San Antonio Monday when Desirae Marie Korus, 25, dragged the child out on the balcony and held him over the ledge as she yelled, “Are you going to touch that again?” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by KSAT.
A Drug Enforcement Agency agent, who happened to be in the area for an investigation, witnessed the crying child dangling over the balcony 35 feet above ground, and heard him telling Korus he “won’t do it again,” the affidavit states.
Korus threatened to drop the child — who is either 3 or 4 years old — as punishment, but then allowed him to go back inside the apartment, police said.
The DEA agent immediately called the San Antonio police, but officers didn’t arrest Korus because she refused to let officers in the apartment.
Cops arrested her two days later and charged her with child endangerment.
Korus is being held on $20,000 bond at Bexar County jail.