Sad. This is almost too cray cray to believe.
A Staten Island woman suffocated to death after she climbed inside a clothing drop box to apparently steal the donated clothes inside.
Melissa Mazzeo's head got stuck in the box when the door got stuck on her head. She died with her head outside the box and her body inside.
Motivations for the attempted theft could have stemmed for a 2007 fire that engulfed her home, leaving her family with very few belongings. She leaves behind a 16 year old son.
Whoa! That's a little insane … but more so, sad. Some times, desperate people have to do equally desperate things. Too bad this time, desperation turned to despair. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends in this difficult time. Such a horrible way to go.
Tags: death, donation, melissa mazzeo, new york, suffocation, theft