ATLANTA - Police are investigating a tragic and bizarre scene in Midtown Atlanta overnight, where a woman was killed after getting trapped in a clothing donation box.
Police said just before midnight they got a call from the owner of Henry's Midtown Tavern saying there was an unconscious woman stuck in the box, which is located in the back of the restaurant.
Investigators think the 26-year-old woman used a chair to get into the box, somehow lost her footing and ended up with her head and an arm trapped inside. The box has a heavy metal spring door, which made it difficult to free the woman.
It took four firefighters to get her out, but by then it was too late. She died at the scene.
Police told us the woman lived in the area. Her name isn't being released pending notification of next of kin.
Police said they've never seen anything like this before and hope they don't again. They remind people in need to seek help for clothing and other items at non-profits.