Garage door kills intruder

Murray Williams
June 25 2008 at 12:29PM

A Cape Town man has described his shock at finding a dead man trapped
under his electric garage door on Tuesday.

Alan Roodt, of Blaauwberg Road in Table View, told the Cape Argus on
Wednesday that he had been sleeping at about 1.45pm on Tuesday - he
works the night shift - when he was woken by his dog's barking.

"My dog just kept on and on," he said. "I have a side door to the
garage. I went in and saw this okie (guy) trapped under the door.

"He was lying on his stomach and the door had trapped him halfway up his
back. Obviously he couldn't breathe but there were no screams, nothing.
Weird. It was quite something else."

Roodt said the man, dressed in a tracksuit top, a white T-shirt, jeans,
black shoes and a blue cap, appeared to be dead.

Roodt immediately alerted the Metro Police, who, on their arrival,
confirmed that the man was dead.

Roodt said that his son's bicycle had been moved and that police
believed the man may have been trying to steal it.

Police said today that the man, 31, had been identified, but could not
be named as his next-of-kin had not yet been traced.

* *This article was originally published on page 1 of **Cape Argus*
<http://www.capeargus.co.za/>* on June 25, 2008 *


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