• Angels Witness Suicide Prior To Yankees Game

    Posted by on April 13th, 2010 · Comments (7)

    Seeing something like this to start your day makes having to watch the team who beat you in the LCS get their World Series rings seem like a piece of cake…

    Via the Daily News

    A Manhattan man jumped to his death Tuesday morning from the rooftop pool area of a ritzy Midtown hotel where the Los Angeles Angels were staying before their Opening Day game in Yankee Stadium, cops and witnesses said.

    The 39-year-old man plunged from the 42nd floor of the Le Parker Meridien in an apparent suicide, his broken body landing on W. 56th St. about 8:15 a.m., police said.

    “In a flash, I heard a thud and I saw the body bounce,” said Michael Norizsan, 45, who was sitting in his truck just yards away. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”

    “A lot of people were around him taking pictures, which was pretty morbid,” said Lydia Dones, 32, who works at a Starbucks across the street.

    The onlookers included the Angels players, who were boarding the team bus on their way to the Stadium. Witnesses said they remained at arm’s length from the grisly scene.

    The man was not a guest of the hotel, but came in asking to take a look at the hotel’s pool, police sources said.

    Comments on Angels Witness Suicide Prior To Yankees Game

    1. MJ Recanati
      April 13th, 2010 | 2:49 pm

      Wow, that’s nuts. I work a block away and I eat lunch at that exact hotel once every six weeks or so. I had no idea that this happened today (nor did I know that it was a popular hotel for visiting ballplayers. I know the Atlanta Braves stay at the Grand Hyatt above Grand Central Station, having run into Chipper and Andruw Jones there a few times).

    2. April 13th, 2010 | 3:00 pm

      Dude, you get to eat lunch at work? What am I doing wrong? 😉

    3. MJ Recanati
      April 13th, 2010 | 3:57 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      LOL, I get to eat lunch at my desk every single day. On a rare occasion I get to go out when it’s slow around here…like once every six weeks.

    4. Corey Italiano
      April 13th, 2010 | 4:26 pm

      Damn that sucks, I make sure to get 30 minutes of outside time in the middle of the day. I can’t function without it.

    5. MJ Recanati
      April 13th, 2010 | 4:40 pm

      @ Corey Italiano:
      My company provides a free lunch to every employee regardless of rank. The upside is that it amounts to a roughly $2500 benefit per year. The downside is that’s how they get you to sit at your desk for an extra 40 minutes each day…

    6. Corey Italiano
      April 13th, 2010 | 4:41 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      @ Corey Italiano:
      My company provides a free lunch to every employee regardless of rank. The upside is that it amounts to a roughly $2500 benefit per year. The downside is that’s how they get you to sit at your desk for an extra 40 minutes each day…

      Not a bad perk, I could think of ways to kill 40 min at my desk for free lunch.

    7. MJ Recanati
      April 13th, 2010 | 4:42 pm

      @ Corey Italiano:
      Me too. Like, right now. 🙂

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