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Police: Meth-addled father dangles 6-month-old child from 2nd-story window

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Police helped rescue a baby from his allegedly intoxicated father Saturday.

Police helped rescue a baby from his allegedly intoxicated father Saturday.

Police helped rescue a baby from his allegedly intoxicated father Saturday.

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — A terrifying scene occurred Monday in Bremerton where cops say a father, likely high on meth, was dangling his 6-month-old baby through a broken second-story window.

It happened early Saturday morning at the Admiral Manor Apartments on Bloomington Avenue.

Neighbors said they woke up to hear screaming and yelling. Investigators believe the responding officers may have saved the baby’s life.

The child’s father, Adam David Patten, 43,  appeared in court Monday afternoon. The prosecutor’s office confirms that Patten has been charged with criminal mistreatment, a felony, and drug possession.

Cops said Patten was dangling the 6-month-old through the broken window with shattered glass still clinging to the frame and scattered on the staircase below.

Investigators said while one officer kept Patten busy, two others burst through his barricaded front door.

“Officers actually kicked in the panels in the middle of the door and crawled through the panels to make entry into the apartment,” said Sgt. Kevin Crane with the Bremerton Police Department.

Patton’s bail was set at $1 million.

Prosecutors said he has several other felony convictions in his past.

Meanwhile, his child is OK and in the mother’s custody. The baby’s mom was also inside the apartment during the altercation.

The window from which the baby was dangled.

The window from which the baby was dangled.

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6 comments

  • Paul&Kathy

    This is what we get with drugs. And the liberals want to legalize all of them. When will the State tell us the truth of arrests, DUI’s, court costs, jail costs and human suffering from legal marijuana??? What is the new crime rate?

    • Joe

      Actually Meth was created to make the SS solders mean killing machines and to give Japanese suicide pilots courage to die, marijuana is quite different. That’s like saying that drinking beer caused meth addiction.

  • mai

    How disgusting. Why is there no activist groups trying to save kids from peices of trash like this? THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. Just put this animal down so it can’t bite anyone again, only a brainless moron would object to that. Even more disgusting, people in comments are focusing on drug issues, because it couldn’t possibly have anything to do with shitty people in general. You don’t have to be drug addicted to be a bad parent. Wake up, normal american thinking! Get the poor baby away from the “mom” too. She’s stupid enough to have her kid around this monkey in the first place, and these women repeat usually. Just sick that this kid is not with a foster family at this point. Anything is safer away from stupidity.