A raccoon attacks, severely injures and then drags a sleeping 4-month old baby out of her bed in a Philadelphia apartment that her mother moved into just the day before. Emergency surgery and 65 stitches later, doctors say it will take at least a year for the infant to recover. Turns out that tenants had complained to the property owner previously that the building was infested by a large population of raccoons and that they were dangerous, but instead of calling an exterminator, the property owner chose to do nothing.
Can anyone say “MASSIVE premises liability lawsuit” against the owner?
Raccoon Mauls Toddler, Drags Her Out Of Bed In Philadelphia Home
A 4-month-old baby girl was attacked by a raccoon in a North Philadelphia apartment Wednesday, according to her family.
The girl, Jourini Black, was dragged from her bed by the animal when her mother Ashley Rodgers was in the bathroom, according to CBS Philadelphia and was lying on the floor bleeding when Rodgers found her.
“My daughter was laying on the bed sleeping and I went to take my son to the bathroom. We heard a sound upstairs and we see a raccoon run down the steps,” said Ashley Rodgers, the child’s mother.
“When I finally got to her, she was laying on the floor so it had dragged her off the bed, across the room, and she was bleeding and crying and her whole face was red.”
Black’s pajamas and face were covered in blood after the attack, the family told Fox affiliate WTXF-TV .
Philadelphia infant viciously attacked by raccoon in apartment
Philadelphia residents complained about infestation in apartment where 4-month-old was left with injuries on head and face requiring over 60 stitches.
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A four-month-old infant was viciously mauled and dragged by a raccoon Wednesday night in a Philadelphia apartment, her parents said. Jourini Black was sleeping in her bed when her mother, Ashley Rodgers, took her six-year-old son, Jordan, to the bathroom, FOX29 reported. Rodgers said she heard a sound coming from the bedroom and saw a raccoon running down the steps. “My daughter was laying on the bed sleeping and I went to take my son to the bathroom,” Rodgers told CBS Philly reported. “We heard a sound upstairs and we see a raccoon run down the steps.