• A South African man took his baby daughter onto the roof of a shack
  • The 38-year-old father threw his six-month-old baby girl off the roof, but luckily she was caught by policemen

A baby has been saved by police in South Africa after her father threw her off the roof in desperation to stop their home from being demolished.

According to IB Times, the unidentified 38-year-old man had climbed to the top of his house with his six-month-old child looking to stop dozens of homes from being torn down.

The incident occurred amid protests against the demolition of dozens of shacks built illegally on municipal land at the Joe Slovo township in Kwadwesi, near Port Elizabeth in South Africa’s eastern cape coast.

As the events reached a dramatic climax, the man swung the baby over the roof by her ankle, but thankfully she was caught by waiting forces below.

“At about 10.40am a 38-year-old man climbed onto the roof of one of the structures and held a one-year-old girl in his hands. This was done to force the team not to demolish the structure. Due to the dangerous threat to the safety of the child police set out a plan to rescue the little girl and arrest the male and one of our officers successfully caught the girl as she was flung,” police spokesman Capt. Andre Beetge told local media, according to the Daily Mail.

The father was arrested, taken away in handcuffs and was officially charged by police with the attempted murder of his daughter.