Cops: Stuffed Toy Saves Girl in 3-Story Fall
Her beloved Minion cushioned her fall
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 17, 2015 5:06 PM CDT
In this image released by Universal Pictures, various Minion characters appear in a scene from the animated feature, "Minions." A stuffed-toy version turned out to be a life-saver.   (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)

(Newser) – Police in Colorado say a stuffed toy helped save a 5-year-old girl's life after she fell out of a third-story apartment window. The girl broke her arm, but Colorado Springs police say she held on to the toy and it cushioned her fall last night. Police said the girl was playing in her room when she fell backward out her bedroom window. She was treated and released, and authorities ruled the fall accidental. The toy was a Minion, small, yellow creatures popularized by the animated film Despicable Me. (Some parents think the ones in Happy Meals have potty mouths.)