Baby falls from balcony as mother smokes marijuana

Elizabeth Montijo 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

As a mother was busy smoking her marijuana joint, her baby fell off from a balcony, according to reports.

A 1-year-old escaped serious injury after falling from a balcony of the second floor, while her mother smoked marijuana, Phoenix, Arizona police said.

Elizabeth Montijo, 23, was booked into jail on one count of child abuse and one count of possession of marijuana.

Officers said that the woman left her door open on Monday, when the baby fell 10 to 12 feet from the balcony of the apartment.

City workers standing nearby said that they tried to get Montijo to call the police or fire rescue, but Montijo
called a friend to come over and take the child to the hospital.

When police entered the residence, officers said they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and they saw open bottles of alcohol on the kitchen table, prescription pills in bottles lying on the floor and the sliding glass door of the terrace open.

Montijo handed over a small bag of marijuana that was hidden in a hall closet, police said.

Phoenix firefighters arrived at the scene and rushed the child to the hospital. The baby is expected to recover.