LIBERTY, Mo. -- A Kansas City woman is accused of dropping a toddler from a balcony.
On Friday, Callie M. Smith, 23, was charged with first-degree assault and tampering.
According to court documents, on Sept. 22, police were called to an apartment complex on Northeast 79th Street, where Smith had allegedly vandalized several cars and jumped naked on top of the cars.
"She was totally out of it. She was violent," neighbor Sharon Lippitt told KMBC's Peggy Breit.
A witness told police that Smith went to a second-floor balcony and held her 22-month-old son by one arm and leg, and swung him over the edge.
Court documents said Smith, who is a mother of two children, threatened to throw her son off and then did so. A witness was able to catch the boy before he hit the ground. He was not injured.
"The way the (witnesses) told me, she didn't throw him, she just dropped him into her arms," (well that's okay then)
A witness was able to snap a picture of Smith holding the child over the balcony.
Lippitt said Smith's behavior was out of character and she believes it was drug-induced.
"She was a very loving, sweet mother, but on that particular day, something definitely went down. That was really strong stuff she was on," Lippitt said.
Smith was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police wouldn't comment on Lippitt's alleged drug use.
Smith's bond was set at $100,000.