A man accused of groping a boy during his sixth birthday party tried to escape a Queens apartment by going out the window — but instead plunged four stories to his death.
A drunken Edgar Collaguazo, 44, made his doomed dash about 1:05 a.m. Thursday after furious parents called police and locked him in a bedroom of the Jackson Heights apartment, sources said.
“If he didn’t have a filthy mind, (he’d) simply stay and face the situation,” the mother of the molested boy told the Daily News.
Collaguazo’s death capped what began as a joyous celebration at his apartment on 95th St. near 35th Ave. in Jackson Heights. The boy lived with his parents in a rented room inside Collaguazo’s place.
The party was in full swing when Collaguazo returned home sometime Wednesday evening, the boy’s mother said.
Collaguazo invited at least three kids — including the birthday boy, his 5-year-old female cousin and another boy — into his room to watch a movie.
At one point, the girl emerged from the room acting strangely.
“The little girl was happy and well, and then suddenly, she came out, but . . . she looked different,” the birthday boy’s mother said.
The boy’s father peeked into the bedroom and saw no signs of any problems. But when the little girl’s mother looked into the room sometime later, she saw Collaguazo holding the boy on his lap, with his hand on the boy’s privates.
The mother rushed out of the room shrieking, the victim’s mother said.
“She came to me frightened and crying,” the boy’s mom said. “We never thought the man had a mind this dirty.”
Chaos broke out in the apartment as the fathers started beating up Collaguazo.
“I told them, ‘Stop beating him, already! I have called the police,’” the victim’s mother recalled.
The relatives decided to lock the accused perv in the room while waiting for the police to arrive.
When they opened the door shortly afterward, Collaguazo was gone. Only when they looked out the window did they realize that Collaguazo had fallen to his death, the boy’s mother said.
A witness said he was leaving a friend’s house across the street when he saw a man trying to hoist himself over the security bars.
“The guy had one foot on the ledge trying to climb over the bars,” Jose Valentine said. “He let himself go head first and landed with a thud and splatter. It sounded like a pumpkin fell off the roof.”
A surveillance video obtained by the Daily News shows Collaguazo landing belly first onto an iron gate. His lifeless body then flops to the ground seconds before a police car pulls up.
Collaguazo, who has five prior arrests, was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital but doctors could not save him.
The 5-year-old cousin later told detectives that she rushed out of the room because Collaguazo had kissed her and warned her to keep quiet about it, the boy’s mother said.
Collaguazo’s estranged wife, Rocio Marin, 49, said she wanted answers.
“I want to know what actually happened,” Marin said. “Everybody just blamed it on him.”