Gothamist – This afternoon a freshman at Kings College was walking to the Broad Street J/Z station when a futon mattress fell from the sky and knocked him unconscious. Two witnesses say the mattress toppled off the top of a building some 30 stories up. Considering how heavy those futon mattresses can be, this guy’s lucky he didn’t break his neck—and he knows it. Jesse Scott Owen, the victim, is out of the hospital and tells us he’s grateful to be alive. Owen, who just moved to NYC from Florida three weeks ago, says he was on his way to catch the subway to school when near-death came from above. “I was walking on the left side of the street—which I never do—and as I’m walking I get hit on the head with something. I was knocked out, I don’t know for how long. I was awoken by people were putting me up on the mattress, including one man who I think worked for the Stock Exchange.” According to Owen, this man was his Guardian Angel. “I was wondering why I was on the mattress and they explained it had fallen on me and knocked me out! I thought that was kind of hysterical. But everyone’s telling me not to move, and this one man in particular kept his arm on me and would not take it off, as you can see in the picture. He took my wallet and phone and called my mother and gave my information to the police.” Owen says two of his classmates happened to be walking by and joined him in the ambulance to New York Downtown hospital, where he got X-Rays, CAT Scans, and pain medication. “My neck still hurts pretty bad,” says Owen, who suffered a sprained neck and possibly a herniated disc. And then there’s the monetary pain. “Everyone’s asking me if I’m going to sue, but I have honestly no clue,” Owen insists. “I really don’t want to pay these medical bills along with my college tuition.”
Welcome to New York bro! Where dreams are made, and Sealy Posturpedics drop right on your dome piece without warning and snap your neck in half. Hey take the good with the bad. At least you’re not still in Florida. Good news is it was just some cushiony mattress instead of some dripping AC water. That shit is straight disgusting. Every molecule carries like individual unique strands of AIDS and plague. Nope way better off with the Serta than that nasty shit. Take my word for it once you regain consciousness.