The 36-year-old visitor from Los Angeles who fell through a skylight to his death early this morning, had been drinking with a friend at 83 Shotwell St. between 14th and 15th Streets, according to Scott Sullivan, a housemate, who was sleeping at the time of the accident.
The building has a rooftop deck that extends beyond the building and the man who plunged to his death walked to the other side of the roof that has no deck, Sullivan said. The victim was standing on the skylight – made of a plastic material – when it gave way and he fell one story onto the garage floor. He hit his head and the medics who responded to the incident pronounced him dead at the scene.
Sullivan said that the housemates who live in the apartment never go on the side of the roof that doesn’t have the extended deck and that he has never seen anyone stand on the skylight.
He had only met the victim that night, he said.
Earlier this morning we reported that the man’s family has been notified and the Medical Examiner is investigating to rule out foul play, though the case has not been classified a homicide.
Two other incidents were reported by police this morning:
Ride-sharing gone wrong
On Monday at 4:00 p.m. a 55-year-old man solicited a ride from a 65-year-old man on Folsom Street between 14th and 15th Streets. Once the man had entered the car, his accomplice, a 30-year-old man, jumped in as well and ordered the victim at gunpoint to drive to the bank and withdraw money. The two suspects then ordered the victim to drive to 23rd and Capp Street, where they both fled on foot with the money.
The victim was not injured and no arrests have been made.
A 17-year-old woman was grabbed from behind and forced to the ground by a 17-19 year-old female and a male of unknown age at 3:00 p.m. on Monday. The incident occurred on the sidewalk of Mission and 24th Street. The victim’s purse was stolen with her and the suspects fled the scene.