Man Accused of Dropping TV 3 Stories Onto Woman
A Missouri man is accused of critically injuring a woman by purposely dropping an old television set onto her from a third-floor balcony. Jackson County prosecutors charged 36-year-old Otishus Kirkwood of Kansas City with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Authorities say the victim, who was not identified, sustained life-threatening injuries.
Investigators allege in court filings that officers on Thursday found the victim unconscious in front of the apartment building, near a broken tube television set. Police say a witness reported that Kirkwood threw the large television from an apartment’s third-floor balcony, striking the victim on the head. The apartment’s occupant said the victim and Kirkwood were homeless, and that he allowed them to occasionally sleep in his apartment.