Mom wakes to find her child dangling from a hole in the apartment floor
May 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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A Sandy Springs mother woke up Thursday morning to find her four-year-old son and dog falling through the floor of her apartment.
(CBS46)- A Sandy Springs mother woke up Thursday morning to find her four-year-old son and dog falling through the floor of her apartment. The 10-foot hole is now fixed but the renter says it took four months too many.
He was like mommy, 'I almost died' and I was like, 'thank God you didn't. '" When Weldon found her four-year-old Ethan hanging onto the edge of the hole, she pulled him out in time but for the dog Milo, it was too late.
"Thank God he was strong enough to hold himself up until I jumped out of bed to get him but other than that, he probably would have fell through and God forbid broke a leg or arm or died. " Weldon argues since the pandemic, properties like Abernathy Apartments have done fewer inspections and fewer follow ups all because of less state oversight.
CBS46 found, the state requires landlords to complete repairs within a 'reasonable time. ' Renters' rights allow them to sue if they can prove otherwise.
CBS46 reached out to Abernathy Apartments for comment on ensuring inspections and repairs, we are still waiting to hear back.