Police Say Burglar Dies After Window Shuts On His Neck, Suspends Him In Air

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Jonathan Hernandez, 32, died while trying to rob a home after a window closed on his neck Saturday, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Hernandez was attempting to burglarize a home in Lehigh Acres, Florida, by entering through the window, according to a video posted on the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Spokesman for the sheriff’s office, Lt. Russell Park, said “while Hernandez was trying to work his way through the window, it unexpectedly closed on top of him, pinning him and keeping him suspended in air.”

Upon arrival at the scene, deputies found Hernandez deceased, according to Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Hernandez’s family and friends don’t believe the police report shows the full story, NBC2 News reported. Patricia Duarte, Hernandez’s fiancée, said she doesn’t trust the line of events the authorities are reporting, according to Newsweek

“This isn’t what happened. I need a proper investigation. I need the actual truth to come light,” Duarte said after seeing the residence, NBC2 News reported. (RELATED: Video Accidentally Captures Moment A Burglar Attempts To Break Into A Woman’s House)

Duarte continued to say Hernandez was “the sweetest person you’d probably ever meet and has the biggest heart,” despite her assuming he had a “rap sheet like El Chapo” when she first met him, according to NBC2 News.

Park characterized Hernandez as “no stranger” to law enforcement, mentioning his 2014 arrest for involvement in a murder case, according to Lee County Sheriff’s Office.