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Police find 2-year-old Connecticut boy walking on roof of ramshackle home, while his dad and aunt slept inside

2019-09-26

It was a nightmare on Main Street.

The father and aunt of a 2-year-old boy were arrested after police spotted the half-dressed child walking on the roof of a Main St. house in Ansonia, Conn., as the adults inside slept.

“At this point, we don’t know how the child got on the roof,” Ansonia police Lt. Patrick Lynch told NBC News in Connecticut.

Cops responded to the scene around 9 a.m. Thursday and found the boy wandering atop the house, roughly 30 feet in the air.

One policeman stood outside instructing the child not to move around too much while two other officers made their way into the house and rescued the boy.

According to Lynch, the child may have found conditions on the roof better than inside the rundown home that had no working gas.

“The house was just, in general, filthy,” he said.

The city condemned the house and arrested the boy’s 23-year-old dad, David Hustek, and 20-year-old aunt, Sarah Baker, for risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment, according to the report. The pair had no idea the toddler was on top of the house. Their bond was set at $10,000.