Catalonia police investigating the appearance of a human corpse crammed into the leg of a papier-mâché statue of a dinosaur in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain, say the most likely explanation is that the deceased man lost his phone in the dinosaur and got stuck. try to get it back.
According to the Guardian, a spokesman for the Spanish regional police Mossos d’Esquadra told the newspaper: “A father and his son noticed that there was something inside and sounded the alarm. We found the body of a man inside the leg of this dinosaur statue. It is an accidental death; there was no violence.
“This person entered the leg of the statue and found himself trapped,” added the spokesperson. “Looks like he was trying to get a cell phone, which he had dropped. Looks like he entered the head of the statue first and couldn’t get out.
Authorities said there was no evidence of foul play and the deceased was reported missing by his family just hours before his body was found. by a father and son who observed a corpse through a crack in the leg of the Stegosaurus, the BBC reported. Firefighters were forced to cut through the leg of the statue to extract the remains. The police spokesperson told the Guardian they were “still awaiting autopsy reports” but the body had been trapped “for a few days”.
Just how the man lost his phone inside in the first place or entered the dinosaur at all, is not entirely clear – the only obvious opening in the statue is two small holes where its mouth is located. However, a video of the scene uploaded to YouTube shows that a segment of the Stegosaurus belly appears to have been recently patched, suggesting the man entered through some sort of access panel that has since been sealed.
The statue has since been removed from the grounds of the cinema it advertised, the BBC reported.