A man accused of groping a boy during his sixth birthday party tried to escape a Queens apartment by going out the window — but instead plunged four stories to his death.
Edgar Collaguazo, 44, fell from his fourth story apartment about 1:05 a.m. On Thursday after furious parents called police and locked him in a bedroom of the Jackson Heights residence, sources said.
Collaguazo invited at least three kids — including the birthday boy, his 5-year-old female cousin and another boy — into his room to watch a movie.
Eventually the 5 year old emerged and was acting oddly. When parents went to investigate they found Collaguazo holding the boy on his lap, with his hand down the boy’s pants, touching his genitals.
Chaos soon broke out in the apartment as some of the parents present started attacking Collaguazo.
“I told them, ‘Stop beating him, already! I have called the police,’” the victim’s mother recalled.
The relatives then decided to lock Collaguazo in his bedroom while waiting for the police to arrive. When they opened the door shortly afterward, Collaguazo was gone. Only when they looked out the window did they realize that Collaguazo had fallen to his death, the boy’s mother said.
The 5-year-old cousin later told detectives that she rushed out of the room because Collaguazo had kissed her and warned her to keep quiet about it, the boy’s mother said.