New York Teenager “Decapitated” By Toy Helicopter

The 19-year-old reportedly lost control of his remote-control chopper, which sliced through the top of his head and shoulder.

Nineteen-year-old Roman Pirozek died Thursday at Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn after his remote-control helicopter struck him, reportedly “scalping his head.”

Pirozek was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses told WABC that the helicopter appeared to boomerang toward Pirozek, who had lost control of the toy. WNBC reported that it also sliced through Pirozek’s shoulder.

His father is believed to have been with him at the time of the accident.

3. Pirozek, a Queens native, was a toy chopper enthusiast. He uploaded videos of their flights to YouTube:

5. A photo from the aftermath of the accident:

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PHOTO: This toy helicopter reportedly decapitated a man in Brooklyn:

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