Marijuana grower nearly decapitates himself with his own booby trap
A New York marijuana grower has died after driving into his own booby trap.
Daniel Rickets reportedly drove his quad bike into his secluded property in Albany on Saturday when he was nearly decapitated by an invisible wire that formed part of fortifications he had erected around four marijuana plants.
The wire is believed to be the same material used in pianos.
Hikers spotted his body and alerted police, who pronounced Ricketts dead at the scene.
Albany County officials said the trap was similar to traps created for coyotes. Police attending the scene also discovered barbed wire and leg traps, according to the New York Daily News.
The 50-year-old's body was identified on Sunday. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.
He added it was unclear what, if any, other purpose the wire could have, apart from dangerous to someone driving an all-terrain vehicle or motorcycle.
An investigation into the man's death continues.
- 1 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 2 Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
- 3 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
Isis 'bulldozes' Nimrud: UNESCO condemns destruction of ancient Assyrian site as a 'war crime'
The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
Westboro Baptist Church couldn't picket Leonard Nimoy's funeral because they didn't know where it was
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
£65000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Technical Presales Engineer - central London ...
£20000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Physiotherapist / Sports Ther...
£8 - £9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: Sales Executives / Advisors are required...
£14000 - £15000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity has arisen for a...