A baby-sitter threw two girls out a second-story window of a South Gate apartment Thursday before jumping out herself, authorities said.
The girls, ages 3 and 4, fell about 15 feet into a muddy area and were not seriously hurt, their falls broken by a small tree, said Lt. Francis Arocha of the South Gate Police Department.
Tyshunna Jackson, 23, the baby-sitter, who authorities believe was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, was taken to a hospital but refused treatment. She was arrested on suspicion of felony child assault, Arocha said.
The two girls were left in the care of Jackson when their mothers went on a morning coffee run.
Soon after, Jackson allegedly went into the bathroom and threw the girls out one at a time. Jackson then jumped and left the scene, Arocha said.