A man decapitates himself using a public fire hydrant in broad daylight after scribbling a suicide note on the side of a van he used in the process. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon in Dallas. Police say the man’s body and detached head were found in the street at Singleton Boulevard and Vilbig Road, CBS Local in Dallas/Fort Worth reports.
Scallywag & Vagabond identify the dead man as Hugo Rodgriguez.
Witnesses claim they saw the man scribble a large message in Spanish on the side of a white van. When he was finished, he tied one end of a rope to the fire hydrant and another around his neck. He then got in the driver’s seat, stepped on the gas petal, and beheaded himself.
The report goes on to say that the van stopped without harming anyone, but it was a grisly scene. His body was in the streets after everything was said and done.
Investigators are trying to figure out what the message scribbled on the side of the van meant since it was written in Spanish. It read “no codigo.” Opposing Views writes that the message translated means “no code.” The reports states that some surmise it’s an acronym for the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops. The gaming series comes out with a new edition almost every year and has been in existence since 2010. It’s set during World War II, the Cold War, and modern day. Players are armed with rifles, pistols, and grenades. They go around killing others or wind up being killed.
Rodriguez had been arrested a number of times in the past for driving while intoxicated.
It’s unclear why the suicidal individual, whom witnesses describe as a Latin man, chose to end his life in such a gruesome and violent way. Some suspect he was mentally ill or suffering severe depression. So far, police have released very little information as the investigation continues.
The Inquisitr reported on an eerily similar situation back in September when a man from the Bronx also decapitated himself. He tied a long rope to a power pole before getting in the car and cutting his own head off.
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