TOY HELICOPTER SCALPS, KILLS MAN
By Wire reports
/ Published October 20, 2013
Brooklyn, N.Y. -- An out-of-control toy helicopter struck a 19-year-old man in the head, scalping and killing him Sept. 5 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Roman Pirozek Jr. lost control of the remote-control operated machine at Calvert Vaux Park, a popular destination for model aircraft fans. ABC News reported that when the helicopter fell, the rotor blades scalped the victim. Paramedics at the scene pronounced him dead on arrival.
Law enforcement officials said the teenager had been attempting a trick with the helicopter before the accident happened.