A New York City man fell four stories to his death after he was caught assaulting a 6-year-old boy, the New York Daily News reported.
Edgar Collaguazo, 44, of Queens, dropped from a Queens apartment at 1:05 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9. The boy and his parents lived in a rented room in the Jackson Heights apartment, and when the abuse took place, a party was in progress celebrating the boy’s sixth birthday.
Collaguazo returned home Wednesday night, and he invited the victim and two other children into his room to watch a movie.
After some time, the victim’s mother said the girl came out of the room. “The little girl was happy and well, and then suddenly, she came out, but … she looked different,” she said, according to the Daily News.
The New York Post reported that Collaguazo had been drinking.
Edgar Collaguazo tried to escape after being locked in bedroom to await police by alleged victim's parents.https://t.co/fcpN7XlT6P
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When the father peered into Collaguazo’s room, he didn’t notice anything wrong. But another parent looked into the room minutes later and saw Collaguazo holding the boy on his lap and abusing him.
Then, the father of the 6-year-old boy and one other father started beating Collaguazo. The mother told them to stop because police had been called.
Collaguazo was then locked in his room until police officers arrived at the scene, according to the Daily News. When they checked on him minutes later, he was gone. After looking out his window, they saw his body on the ground below.
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Queens man, 44, falls to his death from window 'after he was caught molesting boy, 6, during child's birthday party' https://t.co/sUSGmYXpYw
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The Post reported that Collaguazo attempted to escape but dropped to the ground below. A witness told the Daily News that he saw him try to climb over security bars but let go and fell.
Collaguazo was sent to the hospital, but doctors couldn’t save him. He was pronounced dead there.
It was reported that he had five previous arrests.
“I never imagined he was able to do something like that,” the 6-year-old victim’s mother said, adding that he and her son were close but she wasn’t aware that anything inappropriate happened.
The victim’s mother added, “If he didn’t have a filthy mind, (he’d) simply stay and face the situation.”