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Man In Superman Robe Dies After Leap From Balcony

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Posted at 6:53 PM, Jul 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-15 19:53:53-04

Police in Memphis said a man wearing a superman robe has died after jumping from the balcony of a high-rise building.

The Commercial Appeal reported witnesses said a man leaped from the tenth floor of the R.Q. Venson Center on Friday. It's a building for elderly and disabled residents. Authorities have not released the man's name.

Memphis Police spokesman Sergeant Louis Brownlee said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness told the newspaper he saw the man yelling from the balcony shortly before he jumped. Melvin Washington lives in the Venson Center. He said he spoke to the man a few days ago and did not notice anything wrong.