November 27, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - A friend says a 9-year-old New York City boy
might have been imitating a video game character when he apparently
made a plastic parachute and jumped to his death from his apartment
Police say Domori Miles likely cobbled a plastic bag and rope
together before flying off the 13-story Brooklyn building Tuesday.
The items were found on the ground near his body.
Ten-year-old friend Shakar Murrel says Domori was a fan of the
wrestling game "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw" and loved wrestler Jeff
Hardy's swan dives.
Stamford, Conn.-based World Wrestling Entertainment expresses
sympathy but calls for "a full investigation ... before
conclusions are made." It says no "SmackDown vs. Raw" characters
jump off buildings or use parachutes.
Domori's mother tells police she had gone to the store.