Death at the Parade

English: 2006 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Festive parade or death march? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a holiday tradition for decades. Tens of thousands line the streets of Manhattan to watch huge floats and inflatables of their favorite characters pass by. And in most cases, the event brings endless joy and wonder to children everywhere.

This year, however, the parade also brought something darker and more disturbing: the black specter of death!

At Sixth Avenue and West 39th Street, a 67-year-old clown making balloon animals in front of spectators, many of whom were children, suffered a fatal heart attack and collapsed. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital soon after.

Not far away, at Sixth Avenue and West 57th Street, a civilian NYPD worker also suffered a fatal hearth attack while he was hooking up a vehicle to be towed. Like the clown, he was also pronounced dead at the hospital later.

Either this year’s parade was too exciting for some people’s hearts to bear, or there is a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade curse in the making!

Posted on November 23, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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