A 14-year-old girl who jumped to her death from her Greenwich Village apartment Wednesday evening took her own life after her parents refused to let her attend a birthday party.
The girl was in trouble with her parents after she was recently caught shoplifting at Barnes and Noble. Earlier in the week she also received a poor report during a parent-teacher conference at her school.
After the argument with her parents on Wednesday afternoon over the birthday party – the girl locked herself into her room and then removed the screen from her window, according to the sources.
She plummeted from the Greenwich House at 54 W. 16th St. at about 4.50pm Wednesday, police said.
Her parents had desperately tried to pry open the bedroom door, but by the time they gained access to her room it was too late, sources said.
The girl landed on top of a scaffolding on Sixth Avenue and was declared dead at the scene.