“My mother is sick, she’s bed-ridden. So I need to get up there,”
Maggie Kent, WPVI
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – A man seen scaling a West Philadelphia apartment building during a fire spoke exclusively to Action News describing how he would stop at nothing to reach his mother trapped on the 15th floor.
Thirty-five-year-old Jermaine has experience scaling walls. He was a roofer, construction worker, and an all-around adventurous child.
“As kids we used to jump roofs,” he said. “Glad I had the practice.” MORE