Man gets stuck in window, suffocates

September 10, 2008 8:19:52 AM PDT
Authorities in Ohio say a man who was locked out of his apartment tried to climb through a window, got stuck and suffocated. Jack Kasler was found with his legs dangling from the window of his apartment in Columbus.

Franklin County Coroner Brad Lewis said Kasler was lying in a position where his diaphragm was prevented from contracting.

Lewis said it's not clear why the 45-year-old man couldn't push himself through the first-floor window or how long he had been hanging there before he died Friday.

The neighborhood is a high-crime area and police said a passer-by told them she didn't stop to help because she thought Kasler was a burglar. Someone else called police after realizing that Kasler wasn't moving.

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