Intentional Decapitation in Broad Daylight on a New York Street
A New York City man reportedly committed suicide Monday on a city street by cutting off his own head in broad daylight.
Tomas Rivera, 51, allegedly drove his 2005 Honda CRV to a busy street in the Bronx, parked the car, then tied a chain around his neck attaching the opposite end to a street pole, according to the New York Daily News. With the chain around his neck and pole, Rivera hit the gas pedal, accelerated forward into a parked vehicle.
Police said Rivera was decapitated and dead upon their arrival.
Since the man’s car crashed into another, witnesses to the gruesome scene first thought the incident was accidental, the New York Post reported. Surveillance video revealed the series of events that led to Rivera’s death which indicated he intentionally ended his life.
h/t [Opposing Views]