I’m not a fan of posting news stories about death because, well, they aren’t funny.
This isn’t funny.
However, it’s not every day that people are jumping to their death from a local building.
A man apparently jumped to his death Thursday afternoon from the 12-story Americus Center hotel in downtown Allentown.
He landed on Hamilton Street, just off the sidewalk in front of the vacant hotel, about 5:20 p.m. An ambulance crew found him and placed a white sheet over his body as a crowd gathered to see what had happened.
Police Assistant Chief Daniel Warg said the death was an apparent suicide leap from the hotel at Sixth and Hamilton streets. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said the preliminary investigation indicates the man jumped from an open window on an upper floor.
The man’s identity was not immediately known. The coroner’s office called him John Doe and estimated he was 35 to 45 years old. SOURCE: The Morning Call
I guess if you want to go out with some sort of … macabre style, that’s the way to do it.
Then again, it’s also not very nice not to think about the people you’re going to affect mentally after they see your dead body on the sidewalk.