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That Left A Mark.

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George Hollingsworth of Marion, Indiana thought someone had broken into his garage. On March 12, 2019 Hollingsworth reported to the police that the frame to his garage was damaged and he felt someone may have broken into building. Because the garage was a cluttered mess, the police didn’t find anything and Hollingsworth could not tell them if anything was missing.

On March 13th, Hollingsworth was cleaning the garage when he noticed something was wrong.

While cleaning, he discovered his 900-pound antique floor safe had been knocked over. That’s when Hollingsworth found a body underneath the safe.

“I came in and told my wife, ‘I think we’ve got a dead body out there.’ She thought I was kidding,” said Hollingsworth.

George’s wife quickly called 911. Amid the mess of the garage, the first officer on scene initially wasn’t sure the man was actually dead.

“The officer walked in and said, ‘Buddy. Hey buddy,'” said Hollingsworth. “I’m was thinking he’s dead. Come on now.”

Eventually fire crews arrived, lifted up the antique safe and pulled out the mangled corpse.

The body was eventually identified as 28 year old Jeremiah A. Disney.

No one is quite sure what happened, but the safe was up on jack stands and probably fell on Disney who was crushed under the weight of the safe.

Hollingsworth was appalled at what had happened.

Hollingsworth isn’t sure why anyone would try to move the heavy safe.

“I don’t know. I don’t understand why they would do that,” said Hollingsworth. “There’s nothing in it. It’s empty. It’s just one my dad had.”

George says didn’t recognize the man who died on his garage floor, but wishes he had made it out alive.

“I would have rather seen him steal stuff and get out than die like that. What a horrible way to die,” said Hollingsworth.

The Marion Police issued a statement on the incident.

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A criminal dies because he wanted to steal someone else’s belongings but in the process, he is now eligible for a “coveted” Darwin Award.



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