SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A man whose body was found dangling outside a downtown Sacramento office tower may have been a tagger, authorities said.
At some point Monday morning, it appears the man tied a rope around himself, authorities said. However, he was tied in a seated position like a rappeler. The rope was tied off with a window washing anchor, and fire officials believe that that anchor could have held his weight. But they don’t think he was a window washer.
The man was at least nine stories above the ground.
Authorities told the Sacramento Bee that the man appears to have been a tagger who was trying to paint some graffiti on the facade of the building. A can of spray paint and a window etching tool was found on the roof of the building.
Battalion Chief Marc Bentovoja told the Bee the department had no reason to believe the man’s death was a suicide.
“It looks like accidental more than anything else,” said Bentovoja.
— Los Angeles Times