Friday, October 28, 2005

Trick or Treat!

Body hanging from tree mistaken for Halloween decoration
Friday, October 28, 2005 Posted: 0606 GMT (1406 HKT)
FREDERICA, Delaware (AP) -- The apparent suicide of a woman found hanging from a tree went unreported for hours because passers-by thought the body was a Halloween decoration, authorities said.
The 42-year-old woman used rope to hang herself across the street from some homes on a moderately busy road late Tuesday or early Wednesday, state police said.
The body, suspended about 15 feet above the ground, could be easily seen from passing vehicles.
State police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Oldham and neighbors said people noticed the body at breakfast time Wednesday but dismissed it as a holiday prank. Authorities were called to the scene more than three hours later.
"They thought it was a Halloween decoration," Fay Glanden, wife of Mayor William Glanden, told The (Wilmington) News Journal.
"It looked like something somebody would have rigged up," she said.


Princess Pessimism said...

Fucking Americans......christ, they're so stupid

paul said...

oh, give me a break. we'd have had the same reaction. probably have shown up at the door to ask where they rented the damn thing.

Jennifer said...

I'd probably have assumed it was fake. But, at the risk of sounding insensitive, an actual dead body is the best Hallowe'en decoration ever.

OK, that was a bit tongue in cheek. PP, has her own reasons for feeling the way she does about Americans - ie she lived there for a year and saw the horror first hand. Don't get her started! Although the story about the different kinds of Indians is a very amusing one.

Princess Pessimism said...

Thank you Jenny. I DID live in Small town MA, and i was horrified at the opinions and stupidity of the people that I lived around.