Homeowner Finds Intruder DEAD Under His Toppled 900LB Antique Safe!
Jeremiah Disney of Marion, Indiana decided he would try to steal an empty antique safe, only to have it ensure it was his last attempted theft! The antique safe toppled on Disney, and the owner found the man the next day. The Marion Police Department said they received a call on Tuesday from a man named George Hollingsworth who believed his garage was broken into.
Hollingsworth told police that the door frame was damaged and the garage was so cluttered that he couldn’t tell what was stolen, according to a press release.
“My mind couldn’t comprehend it. This can’t be real. It’s like some strange tale,” Hollingsworth explained.
Hollingsworth of Marion called local authorities on March 12 to tell them that he believed someone had broken into his garage. He started cleaning the garage the next day and discovered that there was someone stuck underneath his 900lb antique safe.
Fire crews arrived and were able to pull the disfigured corpse from under the safe on March 13. Police have identified the man as 28-year-old Jeremiah A. Disney of Marion.
The homeowner said that there was nothing inside the safe and that he wishes the man made it out alive.
Fox 59 reports:
“My mind couldn’t comprehend it. This can’t be real. It’s like some strange tale,” said the homeowner George Hollingsworth.
Police say the investigation began on March 13 at 8:20 p.m. Hollingsworth’s garage was packed with clutter, so he started cleaning it the following day to see if anything was stolen.
While cleaning, he discovered his 900-pound antique safe had been knocked over. That’s when Hollingsworth found a body underneath the safe.
“I came in and told my wife, ‘I think we’ve got a dead body out there.’ She thought I was kidding,” said Hollingsworth.
George’s wife quickly called 911. Amid the mess of the garage, the first officer on scene initially wasn’t sure the man was actually dead.
“The officer walked in and said, ‘Buddy. Hey buddy,'” said Hollingsworth. “I’m was thinking he’s dead. Come on now.”
Eventually fire crews arrived, lifted up the antique safe and pulled out the mangled corpse.
Hollingsworth isn’t sure why anyone would try to move the heavy safe.
“I don’t know. I don’t understand why they would do that,” said Hollingsworth. “There’s nothing in it. It’s empty. It’s just one my dad had.”
George says didn’t recognize the man who died on his garage floor, but wishes he had made it out alive.
“I would have rather seen him steal stuff and get out than die like that. What a horrible way to die,” said Hollingsworth.
Pretty sad. While media reports he had one child, his FB page seems to reflect in pictures and from friends that Disney had 3 children.
Seems the kid also had a drug problem, as well as a history of offenses, having been charged with domestic battery, criminal confinement and interference with the reporting of a crime in 2011. Now this is his legacy.
Jeremiah Disney now has fame, as this story went viral. Fame he will never know about.