A man in his 40s died after being trapped inside a statue of a dinosaur in Santa Coloma de Gramanet, a town near Barcelona, said the Catalan police on Tuesday.
The causes that led this person to enter the decorative stegosaurus, from which he could not get out, are unknown, a spokeswoman for the Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police, told AFP.
“Everything points to an accidental death”, explained the spokeswoman, who said that after investigating the events the police did not find “any evidence of criminality.”
Authorities received a tip on Saturday. “We went to the place and saw that a dead person was inside the dinosaur”, the spokeswoman detailed.
According to the Catalan press, a father and his son, who were playing in the area, discovered that there was a body inside the Jurassic statue, a decorative element of nearby cinemas that were already closed, and alerted the police.
The firefighters had to cut one of the legs of the sculpture to be able to remove the body.
Police sources cited by the press indicated that the hypotheses that are being handled are that the man entered the dinosaur to sleep there or try to retrieve an object, such as a mobile phone, that had been dropped and got stuck inside.
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