Detroit Sister Desperate Jumps From 5th-Floor Blaze Allegedly Started by Mother’s Ex-partner

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A shocking event in a Detroit apartment saw two young girls jumping from the fifth floor after their mother’s ex-boyfriend supposedly set fire to their home, as caught on security footage, startling residents.

The video revealed the courage of the girls and the swift response of unidentified neighbors who stepped up to help.

In the video, an 8-year-old girl was shown leaping boldly out of the window, and neighbors in Detroit were seen setting out a mattress on the sidewalk and stretching out their arms to grab her. She turned to face the flaming structure, realizing that her mother and sister were still inside. 

Determined to cushion their fall, she threw clothes onto the mattress before her 14-year-old sister followed suit. 

However, the older sibling’s landing was so forceful that she suffered multiple injuries, including broken ankles and a wrist, although she is expected to recover fully.

Detroit Seeks to Honor Local Heroes

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A shocking event in a Detroit apartment saw two young girls jumping from the fifth floor after their mother’s ex-boyfriend supposedly set fire to their home, as caught on security footage, startling residents.

The courageous Detroit firefighters heroically rescued the mother from the blaze by skillfully employing a ladder, demonstrating bravery and quick thinking in their efforts to both battle the fire and ensure her safety.

The alleged arsonist, identified as 43-year-old Marion Scruggs, was swiftly apprehended by authorities. Detroit Police Chief James White condemned Scruggs, stating, “This person tried to kill not just the whole family, but any and everybody that was in that building.”

Scruggs has a troubling history, previously charged in 2019 for deliberately setting a girlfriend’s home on fire, resulting in the death of one of her dogs. He faces severe charges, including first-degree home invasion, arson, and assault with intent to murder, currently held on a staggering $1 million bail awaiting his next court appearance.

Amidst this horrific event, the selfless actions of the neighbors have not gone unnoticed. Detroit City officials are on a quest to identify and honor these individuals. 

Commissioner Charles Simms of the Detroit Fire Department highlighted their bravery, emphasizing that these citizens are heroes deserving recognition alongside first responders.

This disturbing incident underscores both the horrors of domestic violence and the incredible bravery exhibited by ordinary people in times of crisis, emphasizing the need to support and honor those who step up to help others in dire situations.

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