In an East Harlem (New York) shopping mall two teenage boys threw a shopping cart from the fourth floor of the parking area. When the shopping cart landed it hit a local philanthropist, causing severe and life-changing injuries and traumatizing her 13-year-old son. In all likelihood, neither thought it necessary to look for danger from above.
The woman had completed her shopping and was returning to her car, along with her son. When the boys pushed the shopping cart over the railing, it fell some 70 feet before landing on her, striking her head.
Video from the parking lot showed that three boys were on the fourth-floor walkway. One of the boys apparently tried to stop the other two boys, and then ran away from them. The two boys lifted a shopping cart over the railing and dropped it over the edge. [Read more…]