WTF News: Man Tosses Toddler Off a Building Then Kills Himself

This is supposed to be a happy time of the year but it seems like it’s also when the most heart-wrenching tragedies strike. Brace yourselves for this one…

A man involved in a child-custody battle threw his toddler son from the roof of a 52-floor building on the Upper West Side Sunday, then killed himself by jumping, reports the New York Post.

Via NY Post:

Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, of Brooklyn, was supposed to drop off adorable 3-year-old Kirill with his estranged wife at 1 p.m. at the 17th Precinct station house on the East Side after a three-hour visit, as per their custody arrangement, sources said.

Instead, surveillance footage from the scene at 124 W. 60th St. shows the dad leading the child by the hand into the high-rise building at around 11:45 a.m., according to law-enforcement sources.

Kanarikov, a systems developer, then went to the top of South Park Tower with the red-haired tot and pitched the boy to his death before making his own fatal leap at around 12:05 p.m., sources said.

Kanarikov fell onto a fourth-floor landing of a John Jay College building next door and died instantly, sources said.

The child — dressed in light-blue pants, a white-and-orange striped shirt, “Cars’’ socks and a little blue rain coat — was found on a sixth-floor landing. He was rushed in cardiac arrest to Roosevelt Hospital across the street, but it was hopeless, sources said.

“They were pumping his chest and working on him, and nothing” said Luis Ortiz, who was at the hospital when paramedics rushed the child in. “It was just heartbreaking . . . They tried to do the best they could.”

The child’s mother, Svetlana, “is a mess,’’ said a law-enforcement source. She told cops that her husband had previously “threatened to kill himself and then kill our child,” a source said.

Only months earlier, the couple and their son appeared to be the picture of happiness. In March, Svetlana wrote on Facebook, “I have the best husband and son in the world.” The doting parents’ posted a video on the Web site of their smiling, blue-eyed son in footie truck pajamas growling into a book, with his mom writing, “This is what happens when we do a bedtime story.’’


  • Jared

    Sad story. I’m sure someone will complain because its not related to Hip Hop,smh

  • If there really is a Hell, this mufukka’s about to be the new mayor.

  • Lamar Star

    I think the chemtrails they spraying in the air are making n*ggas go crazy

    • Guest

      Correction… thems ain’t n*ggas!

      • Lamar Star

        Ok people in general

    • Kevin

      White dudes

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  • Havoc Wreaka III

    Russians have the number 1 suicide rate in the world, hell they have legal assisted suicide… plus NY takes another L

    • Jayson C Williams

      Get off our dick! Lame

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  • Troll_E_G

    This is not hip hop journalism and most importantly not a rumor..this belongs on a Real news site n not ahh….why broadcast this tradegy when its not relevant to anything…its just puts a terrible vision

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  • John Q. Public

    f*ckin sad… the fact the kid suffered and the man died instantly is the worst

  • Andy

    Why couldn’t this scumbag just off himself without brining in an innocent child into it?

    • Truth Powell

      Sometimes people become hopeless when you love your seed and an ex strips you of your natural rights as a parent. Not that I condone what he did but I would love to know all the facts. Chances are this woman tortured this man mentally , emotionally, and financially leading up to this.

  • Ed Jordan

    Alot of women play games using their children as pawns and society supports this behavior in most states the mother is granted full custody at birth and fathers are made to pay child support and these mothers backed by law enforcement feel they can have your child around random dudes and talk shit while doing it. Even though they feel they are in control because the law is on their side. The law can only protect you and your loved ones if they are present. So stop taking angry Babies Daddy’s threats as jokes because you got 911 on speed dial. Because this mothers games caused the death of her child and ex-boyfriend.

    • david3528

      Did you really just BLAME THE MOTHER IN ALL OF THIS?? Did it say anywhere she was “playing games”? How do you know this? So let me get this straight. You made the assumption that this was a result of a woman playing games which drove her GROWN ex husband insane furthermore performing a murder suicide without reading ANYWHERE she had anything to do with it. However you did read that a FATHER pushed his SON off a building yet you blamed it on a woman? Having read what you wrote, I’m going to make the ASSUMPTION that you don’t have great parents yourself there little buddy. Sounds pretty ignorant right?

      • Calico Joe

        She could be if in fact he previously threatened to kill himself and their son. Why would she allow him custody? Put yourself in that situation. If your wife said she was going to kill herself and your seed, would you allow her to be alone with your child? She should’ve taken that threat more seriously and this probably could’ve been prevented.

      • david3528

        There’s a whole bunch of places I could go with this one. First of all if anyone READ the article it stated that this was a court ordered visitation/custody right. So the woman could not restrict the child from seeing the father. Second, there is all of this speculation about the woman doing this and that when the article gave absolutely no indication the woman was anything other than the victim of a tragedy. My argument with the original comment is that we are grown men who are responsible for our actions and decisions. Blaming this on the mother without having any more information is just plain ignorant. Maybe she was crazy. B*thches be crazy all the time. As men, maybe we shouldn’t get crazy b*tches pregnant, right? Bottom line it was the father that did this.

      • ursocalledgod

        i agree with you 100%! the fact that we have these sort of comments like i see a few of on this story is the reason for cases like this. just plain sad and tragic. thats the state a lot of these men in our society. smh

  • baller187

    i know, i just went threw the im pregnant game, then she changes her number and bails beacuse i tolde her im done, im might have a trophy out there somewhere, but she lies about everyhthing so oh well