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Joe Torre’s Daughter Catches Falling Baby Boy In Brooklyn
CBS New York ^ | 19Jeun , 3201

Posted on 06/21/2013 1:36:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Baby's Parents Arrested After He Climbed Out A Window As They Slept

The daughter of legendary former Yankees manager Joe Torre was being hailed as a hero Wednesday, after she caught a 16-month-old baby that had fallen from an awning in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

As CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, everyone in the neighborhood was talking about how the baby was dangling from the awning of the Sweetie Frozen Yogurt shop at 9104 Third Ave. in Brooklyn, when Cristina Torre, 44, came to the rescue. She happened to be walking along Third Avenue near 91st Street around 10 a.m. Wednesday when she saw the baby boy — Dillon Miller — hanging precariously.

All of a sudden, Dillon fell, and Torre, with her quick reflexes, was able to catch the baby in her arms before he hit the ground.

Witnesses were completely stunned.

“The child was screaming, crying, and they were attending the child, and they were, like, panicking because they didn’t know who the child belonged to,” a man said. “So then a lady said the child belongs to one of the people who live in that apartment.”

Denise Vento of Bay Ridge said Torre had the experience to know what she was doing.

“She was positioning herself, and she works with preschool kids, and she kind of knew from what he was doing; that he was going to come down,” Vento said, “and she was in the right place at the right time, thank God.”

“She was amazing,” said Kristen Bramsen, “and I went over to her and I said, ‘You’re a hero! You saved the baby!’”

Police said Dillon crawled out of his family’s second-floor apartment window above the yogurt shop. The air conditioning unit was set up in the window.

Dillon’s family was grateful following the incident.

“The baby’s fine. The baby’s OK,” the boy’s grandfather, Dennis Miller, told 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr.

Family members said his parents were not aware when the child slipped out of the window.

“They were sleeping or something, and he crawled through the little space and was playing around,” said cousin Sandra Miller.

Neighbors said the accident really came as no surprise to them.

“I knew it was going to happen,” said neighbor Dalia Amr. “She’s that kind of a terrible parent – only her. The husband is really good, but she doesn’t take care of him that much.”

The parents – Sam Miller, 23, and Tiffany Demetria, 24 – have been arrested and charged with child endangerment. Their three other children — ages 2, 3 and 5 — were taken into the custody of Child Protective Services.

The little boy who fell was taken to Lutheran Medical Center, where his condition was reported as stable.

Quoted in a Newsday report, Joe Torre said he was “very proud” of his daughter for her actions.


TOPICS: Local News; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: mlb; rescue; torre
I'm glad she didn't pull a Knoblauch.
1 posted on 06/21/2013 1:36:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I saw that movie!
2 posted on 06/21/2013 1:39:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: nickcarraway

Joe Torre was a catcher . . . taught his daughter the basics, no doubt.


3 posted on 06/21/2013 1:47:18 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What was the movie?


4 posted on 06/21/2013 1:49:05 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: nickcarraway
Joe Torre’s Daughter Catches Falling Baby Boy
Good hands ...
... and I see she's got her father's good looks too.
5 posted on 06/21/2013 1:49:11 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: nickcarraway
...everyone in the neighborhood was talking about how the baby was dangling from the awning of the Sweetie Frozen Yogurt shop at 9104 Third Ave. in Brooklyn, when Cristina Torre, 44, came to the rescue. She happened to be walking along Third Avenue near 91st Street around 10 a.m. Wednesday when she saw the baby boy — Dillon Miller — hanging precariously. All of a sudden, Dillon fell, and Torre, with her quick reflexes, was able to catch the baby in her arms before he hit the ground. Witnesses were completely stunned.

Hellboy"
Manning: Look at that- Each photo costs a fortune to suppress. And then, naturally, they pop up on the net.
Abe: Oh, Lord- He's smiling in this one.

6 posted on 06/21/2013 1:50:01 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Slump Tester

I can’t remember. I just remember a recent movie where one of the main characters caught a kid who fell out of a window.


7 posted on 06/21/2013 1:51:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: nickcarraway

Or a Nelson Cruz.


8 posted on 06/21/2013 1:52:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

What’s she running for?


9 posted on 06/21/2013 1:53:18 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: nickcarraway

***“She’s that kind of a terrible parent – only her. The husband is really good, but she doesn’t take care of him that much.”***

Terrible parent? Hey - why shouldn’t today’s womyn do anything but satisy her own wants and needs at the expense of everything else? If that boy was getting in the way of her beauty sleep she probably should kill him...just call it a late-term abortion...she has a ‘right’ you know.

Her neighbor clearly made a sexist comment, and should be punished.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 1:54:54 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: oh8eleven

Now that’s cold.


11 posted on 06/21/2013 2:04:50 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: nickcarraway

One of my sons was like this when he was a baby. You could not take your eye off him. He could undo locks, pull out the safety plugs from outlets, undo safety latches on cabinets, undo his car seat... It was six months of complete slavery and terror. Finally his brain caught up with his Houdini act.

I’m sure glad that woman was able to catch the kid.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 2:08:46 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: oh8eleven

Not relevant.


13 posted on 06/21/2013 2:12:04 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: oh8eleven

In the book “Ball Four” there was a comment along the lines of “there are no known pictures of Joe Torre, the lens would melt on the camera, every time”. Joe is a great human being, but I laugh over that line, and warn folks who try to take my picture of the same possible outcome ;)


14 posted on 06/21/2013 2:53:09 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: nickcarraway

I still remember The NY Post headline from that playoff game “Chuck Brainlauch”. That was on the front page, I think the back page was “Bonehead”. Tough crowd ! ;)


15 posted on 06/21/2013 2:55:42 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve often wondered about such a thing happening in NYC, with almost every window having a window a/c unit...not to mention the fire escapes!


16 posted on 06/21/2013 2:57:28 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jane Long

*and in Brooklyn, too.


17 posted on 06/21/2013 2:58:35 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: nickcarraway

Now that I think of it, the other headline was “Blauch Head”, not Bonehead.


18 posted on 06/21/2013 3:07:24 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: oh8eleven
...and I see she's got her father's good looks too.

Way to be a jackass.


19 posted on 06/21/2013 3:20:29 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: jttpwalsh

That’s it.


20 posted on 06/21/2013 3:53:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: jttpwalsh

That’s it.


21 posted on 06/21/2013 3:53:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

She learned to catch at the foot of the master.


22 posted on 06/21/2013 4:14:25 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nickcarraway; darkangel82; Perdogg; campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican

Joke I heard, Mark Sanchez was tossing the kid to his friend and Torre’s daughter made the interception.


23 posted on 06/21/2013 4:26:34 PM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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To: oh8eleven

Be nice! At least she’s no Marla Hooch.


24 posted on 06/21/2013 4:30:32 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: nickcarraway

All them hours shagging fly balls as a kid came in handy.


25 posted on 06/22/2013 3:19:16 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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