EAST AUSTIN, TX — A man was arrested this week after being accused of throwing his toddler son from a third-story window, according to reports.
Fnu Faizullah, 32, is accused of tossing his two-year-old son from an apartment window at 2104 East Anderson Lane in East Austin, according to reports. In an arrest affidavit referenced by KXAN, Faizullah initially claimed the toddler fell out of the window after running toward it, showing a cut on his arm as supposed evidence he tried to prevent the child.
But a witness at a picnic table adjacent to the apartment building told police she heard screaming from the apartment unit before seeing the screen window before removed and thrown to the ground. The witness told police she then saw a pair of arms consistent with those of an adult male throwing the child from the third-floor window, the news station reported.
The child fell 20 feet, narrowly missing the sidewalk and an air conditioning unit before landing on landscape rock. A woman retrieved the child, who was then rushed to the hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises. According to the affidavit, the stories told by Faizullah and his wife didn’t match up — he insisting the child fell and she saying the toddler had fallen at the park earlier.
Faizullah was booked into the Travis County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of injury to a child. His bond was set at $30,000.
Fnu Faizullah booking photo courtesy of Austin Police Department