Apologies, everyone! I thought this was an old story, so I didn't run it. Turns out, it was yet another incident. The same thing happened nearly two years ago:
Suicide near Disneyland parking structure
Fall from Mickey & Friends parking structure may have been suicide
Deadly Disneyland fall may have been suicide, police say
Man ID'd in deadly Disneyland fall
Orange County Register
A 23-year-old man fell to his death from one of the floors at the main parking structure at Disneyland. The man, identified as Christopher Tran of Santa Ana, was found by an Anaheim police traffic controller at around 9:30 a.m. Monday near the northwest corner of the Mickey & Friends parking structure at 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said.
"The traffic controller radioed that there was a person down on the north side of the parking structure," Dunn said. Police and paramedics responded and found a man, later identified as Tran, lying near a gate on Walnut Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"We are investigating it as an apparent suicide," Dunn said, adding that it appears no one saw him jump from the six-story parking structure. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled to be performed Tuesday, Orange County Deputy Coroner Mitchell Sigal said.
In October 2010, a 61-year-old man leapt from the top floor of the structure.
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Yeah, I was about to say...again?
Suicide is not the answer. If you do happen to, at least don't do so where kids are present.
I've lost my mind. Isn't that great?
That's twice now that someone has fallen from the parking structure. It's time for Team Disney Anaheim to consider adding some safety features to prevent this ever happening again. Vertical bars could work, and won't necessarily look bad with a little creativity. They could be scatter mounted in a wave pattern, each one a different color, for a World of Color logo effect.
I thought it was third? There's this article, an incident in October 2010 this article mentions, and the article from a few years ago.
Regardless, I don't know what to make of these suicides pretty much on Disney property. If I was a child on my witnessing someone kill his or herself, I would be extremely tramautized, and even moreso if I witnessed it in a Disney park.
Life's a happy song!
If you Google "Suicide + parking garages" you will find some interesting things such as this short article from a government website:
There have been at least two other cases of people committing suicide by leaping from parking garages in Orange County in 2012, one at Cal State Fullerton and one in Irvine.
I think it's only two. The earlier incident this article mentions is the same one I reported on nearly two years ago. Was there one even earlier than that? I don't know.
Most tall buildings are offices hotels or residential appartments without easy access (unless you live or work there). Parking garages are easy to enter and usually have minimal security. I wonder if it being DLR has anything to do with it, or is it just the fact that it's the tallest easy access building around?
I still say that Disney should make some modifications to the parking structure to make this kind of thing more difficult. Maybe other property owners and builders will follow suit.