FILE: A suspected burglar was crushed by a 900-pound safe during an alleged heist.
A suspected burglar was found crushed by a 900-pound safe in a Indiana house this week, local authorities said.
Marion Police Department said they received a call on Tuesday from a man named George Hollingsworth, who believed in his garage was broken into. Hollingsworth told the police that the frame was damaged and the garage was so cluttered that he could not tell what was stolen, according to a press release.
During the cleaning of the garage on Wednesday to see what it would be stolen, Hollingsworth found a body under a 900-pound antique floor safe, which had apparently fallen, Deputy director of the Stephen D. Dorsey said.
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“My mind could not understand,” Hollingsworth told Indianapolis ‘ FOX 59. “I would rather have seen him steal stuff and then get to die like that. What a terrible way to die.”
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Marion Fire department helped Hollingsworth, elevator and safely remove the body, police said. The police identified the failed break-in on 28-year-old Jeremiah A. Disney, of Marion after an autopsy on Thursday. An investigation is underway.