THAT SUCKS STORIES 07-15-14
THAT SUCKS: A MAN FALLS FROM 8TH FLOOR OF HOTEL ROOM
A mystery Downtown as police try to figure out what caused a man to fall eight stories from a hotel. It happened at the Crowne Plaza hotel on Fourth Street a little after 11:00pm Saturday. Details are few, but firefighters say the victim, a 22-year old man, somehow fell eight stories to his death. Witnesses on the scene report lots of confusion along 4th Street on the busy Saturday night as police and firefighters attempted to sort out what happened. St. Louis police are saying they do not consider this a suicide but they also do not believe anything criminal is involved. They continue to investigate. THAT SUCKS!
THAT SUCKS: ST. CHARLES MAN DIES AFTER SNAKE BITE
A St. Charles man has died after being bitten by a copperhead snake while camping with his children at Sam A. Baker State Park. Timothy Levins, 52, died Tuesday evening after he picked up the snake and it bit him on the right hand. THAT SUCKS!
THAT SUCKS: A MAN LOST HIS FINGERTIP RIDING "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN"
Somehow, a man from Britain lost two fingertips on the Pirates of Caribbean ride at Florida’s Walt Disney World. The unidentified man was treated at a local hospital after the ring and pinky fingers of his right hand were sliced. Disney officials said it was not clear how the man was injured. THAT SUCKS!
THAT SUCKS: A WOMAN FELL 50 FEET WHILE SLEEPWALKING AND SURVIVED...BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T WAKE
When you hear that someone fell 50 feet from a window onto concrete and survivied, you want to know how. And this woman has an answer. 24-year-old Amy Wigfull of South Yorkshire, England was on vacation in Spain and ended up sleepwalking in her hotel room. And somehow she opened the window, and fell 50 feet, straight down onto the concrete. And she says she survived because she never woke up. "If I had woken up as I was falling I would have been dead. But because I was still asleep, my body was in a relaxed state when I hit, if I had been awake and tense the injuries would've been catastrophic." Amy did need several surgeries, but she was out of the hospital in just eight days and she's already walking again. She still needs crutches, but she's hoping to be walking without them. THAT SUCKS!
THAT SUCKS: HOMELESS WOMAN DIES AFTER CAR PARKS ON TOP OF HER
A homeless woman lying in a parking spot was killed Tuesday night by a driver who says she didn't realize the bump she felt as she pulled her car in was a person. Henrietta Dickson, 55, was either sleeping or passed out in the parking lot of a St. Petersburg, Florida, condo complex when 59-year-old Fathima Masud pulled into her assigned parking spot. Authorities say that Masud inadvertently drove over Dickson around 11:30 p.m., pinning her beneath the car's undercarriage. As Masud exited the car to see what she bumped into, she only noticed Dickson's tote bag sticking out from beneath the vehicle. She removed the bag, but did not notice Dickson's body, which police say only could have been viewed from front of the car. "She felt the bump and when she looked, it was a large tote bag … She just figured that's what she hit." A passerby called police Wednesday morning after noticing Dickson's hand sticking out from underneath the parked car. She was pronounced dead at 8:12 a.m. THAT SUCKS!
THAT SUCKS: TEEN DIES ON DOUBLE DECKER BUS
Mason Zisette, from Manhattan Beach, was standing on the top section of the bus when the tragedy happened. The bus was passing under the Arbor Vitae Street bridge at the time. Zisette was knocked from the vehicle and landed on the freeway. There were some 45 passengers onboard at the time, most of them teens. Investigators have been examining witness accounts that the teens were dancing on the upper level of the bus when Zisette stood on his seat, facing the rear of the vehicle, and began dancing before he struck the overpass. He died two days later. THAT SUCKS!
THAT SUCKS: MAN IN DENVER HAS MOST RARE/DEADLY FORM OF THE PLAGUE
A Colorado man is infected with the rarest and most fatal form of plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing. It is the first case of pneumonic plague seen in the state since 2004. The man, who hasn’t been identified, may have been exposed near Denver. He’s on treatment long enough to not be transmissible. He may have contracted the illness from his dog, which died suddenly and has also been found to carry the disease. THAT SUCKS!
THAT SUCKS: EMPLOYEES TOLD RAISE WAS A MISTAKE...MUST REPAY THE MONEY
THAT SUCKS: JACKHAMMER CHISEL FILES THROUGH GYM WINDOW, INJURING WOMAN
A flying jack hammer chisel from a city construction site at a gym in New York City injuring a woman working out. Robin Cocking, 59, was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital after being hit in the leg. THAT SUCKS!
THAT SUCKS: VALET CRASHES $300,000 LAMBO IN CONCRETE WALL
A man from Indi dropped his $300,000 Lamborghini off at a valet who promptly crashed it into a concrete wall. The man actually borrowed the car from a friend. There is security cam footage of the valet plowing head-on into a wall. The man filed a police report but the hotel is refusing to take responsibility. THAT SUCKS!
THAT SUCKS: VISTOR GETS TRAPPED INSIDE CHICAGO JAIL FOR 32 HOURS
A man went to see his son who's incarcerated at Chicago's Cook County Jail. He went through an open door and took a seat in which he thought was a visiting room. It took him about 2 hours to realize he was in the wrong room. He started pounding on the steel foor and walls. Nobody hear him and was locked in the room for 32 hours. He was able to get someone's attention after he intentionally broke a sprinkler head, flooding the room he was trapped in. THAT SUCKS!
THAT SUCKS: RESCUE VOLUNTEER DIES DURING RESCUE
A 25-year-old guy and his 3 buddies were hiking in Washington. The guy and one of his friends broke away from the group and they ended up falling off a 100 foot cliff. The 25-year-old died. The friend was able to hang on to a tree and was rescued. A volunteer ALSO fell and died during the rescue. THAT SUCKS!