Reporting Derek Shore
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It was a shocking site of a man impaled by a window Friday night.
“It don’t seem like no accident,” said a neighbor.
Indeed that is exactly what it was according to deputies. It was bizarre, public and gruesome, but an accident, which left a father dead while hanging from an apartment window.
“He was a nice guy, he went to work,” a neighbor told CBS13.
The Sacramento Coroner’s Office has identified the man as 28-year-old Kyle Fortunato. They say Fortunato had been locked out of his own apartment on Elkhorn Boulevard and Walerga Road in North Highlands, and in an attempt to get back in he tried to crawl in through a kitchen window. But, glass would impale him, causing him to bleed to death halfway through.
“He was good to his girlfriend and his daughter,” said the neighbor.
While neighbors are in shock, they say they believe Fortunato actually was locked out after falling from his own bedroom window. He’d amazingly survive that, but not his attempt to get back in.
According to his Facebook account, Fortunato leaves behind one daughter and a girlfriend, who neighbors say found him.
She wrote a message on his page to dispel any rumors.
“Kyle is no longer with us. I am telling you this, because I don’t want you to believe the vicious rumors of the gunshot, or there was a “lover’s spat” between us. It was an unfortunate accident that he was taken from us too soon.”
Candles and teddy bears lay outside Fortunato’s apartment, and a board marking the spot where an apparent accident turned deadly.
“It was just a shame what happened to him,” said another neighbor.