03/01/2013 12:14 pm ET Updated Mar 02, 2013

Antwan Moore, New York Man, Saves Toddler From Falling Off Roof

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Authorities are crediting a western New York man for preventing an 18-month-old boy from tumbling off a roof on his family's home.

Antwan Moore was standing outside his house in Niagara Falls Thursday morning when he noticed the child on the roof of a home across the street. Police tell local media outlets that the boy had climbed out an open second-floor window to get onto the sloping, snow-covered porch roof.

Moore scrambled up the porch posts while his girlfriend called 911. He grabbed the boy and held him until firefighters arrived and used a ladder to get them down safely.

Police say the boy's mother was at work and his father was asleep on a couch. Officers woke the father up, then charged him with endangering the welfare of a child.

They told WGRZ that Moore is a “true hero” and helped them out greatly by securing the child and keeping him safe.

"Seeing the baby,” Moore told WGRZ, “I thought about my son being up there on that roof, did what I had to do."



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