Spanish Man Died After Being Trapped Inside Dinosaur Statue, Authorities Say
On today's installment of CreepyPasta is really just a written documentary, Spanish authorities are investigating the death of a missing 39-year-old man who they speculate died after getting trapped upside down in the leg of a dinosaur statue while attempting to retrieve a missing cell phone.
On Saturday, local police were tipped off to the corpse's presence when a father and son complained of a foul odor emitting from a sculpted Stegosaurs advertising a since-shuttered movie theater, located in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, roughly 7 miles outside of the Spanish city of Barcelona, BBC News reported. Upon looking around the work the father made an Achill-ingobator discovery, spying the corpse through a crack in the dino's leg.
“A father and son noticed that there was something inside and raised the alarm,” explained a spokeswoman for the area's local police force, noting that officials are deeming the incident “an accidental death” without violence, per The Guardian. “This person got inside the statue’s leg and got trapped. It looks as though he was trying to retrieve a mobile phone, which he’d dropped. It looks like he entered the statue head first and couldn’t get out,” she continued.
Reported missing by his family a few hours before police made the nightmare-inducing authority, according to local news outlets, firefighters had to cut into the statue to remove the man's corpse. “We’re still waiting for the autopsy results, so we don’t know how long he was in there, but it seems he was there for a couple of days,” the spokeswoman noted.
So folks, if your Monday evening plans included diving headfirst inside of a dino statue, maybe think twice.