MANATEE — A 7-month-old baby was reportedly doing well Thursday after she dropped 8 feet after falling through the ceiling with her 14-year-old baby-sitter.
The baby-sitter was in charge of watching the infant girl and her 4-year-old sister. A neighbor confronted the teenager, alleging she stole a laptop and that she was going to contact authorities.
Out of fear, the baby-sitter, who is a runaway, took the children and hoisted them up into a crawl-space attic where she joined them. While holding the infant girl, they fell through the drywall onto a tile floor.
The baby suffered a serious head injury and was taken to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. The4-year-old was able to hold on and not fall.
“The baby seems to be doing OK,” said Manatee County Sheriff Public Information Officer Dave Bristow, who noted the child remains hospitalized. “But so far, so good.”