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TOY HELICOPTER SCALPS, KILLS MAN

Roman Pirozek Jr., shown here in a photo posing with a model helicopter, died when his toy crashed into his head. (from his Facebook page)

Roman Pirozek Jr., shown here in a photo posing with a model helicopter, died when his toy crashed into his head. (from his Facebook page)

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.