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GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating the death of an unidentified adult male whose body was found caught in a ventilation system Monday morning at Two Brother’s From Italy Restaurant in the Pomona Shopping Center here.

An investigation found the man had attempted to gain entry into the restaurant via a rooftop exhaust fan and became trapped, police said.

The restaurant posted a notice on its Facebook page Monday saying that it will be closed until Wednesday and was sorry for the inconvenience.

Police did not release cause of death or a detailed description of the dead man.

Support Local Journalism Your subscription makes our reporting possible. Police Chief Donna Higbee said the restaurant had been broken into about three weeks ago, and access had been gained through the roof. It was unclear, however, if the vent system had been used in that break in.

Police were called to the scene just before 10 a.m. at 269 W. White Horse Pike.

Identification of the deceased male is pending investigation by both the Galloway Twp. Police Department, as well as the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information should contact Galloway Township Police at 609-652-3705.

Investigating Officers are Sgt. Jason Kiamos and Detective Thomas Guercioni.

Police were also assisted by the Pomona Fire Department, the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad and the Atlantic City Fire Department.

REPORTER: Michelle Brunetti Post


Submitted on 09/29/2021

Submitted by: Eric Steiger
Reference: (Sep-21-2021)

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>> Moderator Scores <<

Bruce said:
Definitely Keep: Darwin Award
It's been a while since we've received a story involving somebody getting stuck like this, so I'll allow it. Thanks, Eric.

Tracy said:
Neutral: Darwin Award
I can't read the link in Europe, but I'll go with Bruce, and select DA - with an amusing write-up

Candi said:
Definitely Keep: Darwin Award