This is about as OMG as it gets!
A desk clerk at a Tampa Bay apartment building thought he was being pranked when what looked like a body came crashing down in front of the senior-living complex he works at.
Because it was April Fools' Day, Ronald Benjamin assumed it was a mannequin that someone dropped from the top of the high-rise structure.
He was sadly mistaken though…
An unidentified 96-year-old woman had jumped to her death from 16 stories above!
After witnessing this horrible event, Benjamin left her body there for several hours! He even told another employee that the body wasn’t real!
Then, when a mother and son came to deliver the newspaper, he asked the boy to assist him in moving the body to the inside of the dumpster!
And they did!
Jaw, meet floor.
It wasn’t until after throwing the victim into the trash and going home for the day that Benjamin was called back into work! That’s when he was told the truth!
Ronald tried explaining his mistake, saying:
"I'm telling you, I swear to God, the face looked like a rubber mask. If I thought for one instant it was a real person I would have called the police, my manager, everyone I could think of.”
Police believe Mr. Benjamin’s story and don’t plan on pressing charges. The apartment complex however FIRED him after this unfortunate incident!
Nancy Sanborn, one of the residency’s volunteer librarians described the woman who jumped as being, “refined,” and also said:
“The last time I was with her in the library she was upbeat.”
Such a sad, messed up story!
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