By Steve Patterson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “You don’t get the amount of respect let’s say.”
However, it is exactly what a PPA enforcement worker was doing Thursday night, in the 1100 block of Bainbridge around 1030 p.m., that made a difference.
It’s a place he usually patrols three times a day, three times a week.
Minitti heard weeping coming from the alley.
“I said are you okay? He was unresponsive. He just kept crying and moaning.”
Minitti discovered a four-year-old boy, who police say just fell three-stories out a screen in his bedroom window.
“It was a very tough scene, to see a kid just laying there not moving, it’s a sad thing to see.”
But Vince didn’t just watch, he acted. He alerted the boy’s family within seconds, calling 911, making sure no one moved injured boy, before leading a prayer circle until medics arrived.
“I very much believe that God sent me down that street. I really do.”
Minitti says he isn’t ruling out divine intervention.
The four-year-old boy who fell three stories, suffered just a fracture, is in stable condition and is expected to fully recover.
“I thought it was a miracle just to fall two stories. But three stories? I mean that’s incredible.”
A story everyone wants to hear, a memory from the man no one likes to see.