Suspected Burglar Crushed to Death By 900-lb Safe

by | Mar 21, 2019 | Blogs, News

Homeowner Expresses Remorse Over Suspect’s Grisly Death

An antique safe toppled onto an unlucky Indiana burglary suspect this week. The 900-pound safe crushed the hapless suspect to death.

“My mind couldn’t comprehend it,” the Marion, Indiana homeowner George Hollingsworth told Indianapolis’ FOX 59.  Hollingsworth was the one who found the suspect’s body. “I would have rather seen him steal stuff and get out than die like that. What a horrible way to die.”

It is believed that the suspect was trying to steal the safe, but it may have become unbalanced while he attempted to take objects around it.

Cluttered Garage May Have Contributed to Suspect’s Demise

The Marion Police Department said that Hollingsworth called them to report that he thought someone had broken into his detached garage, according to MSN. The homeowner told police a door frame had been damaged but the garage was so cluttered he couldn’t tell whether anything was missing. The police did not follow up on that call at that time.

He returned to the garage a day later to attempt some cleaning out. That’s when he noticed arms and legs protruding from underneath the safe.

Hollingsworth ran back to his house and told his wife, “I think we may have a dead body out there.” When she realized he wasn’t joking, she called 911.

Antique Safe Contained Nothing

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