The Halloween-related crime and tort stories have begun early this year. A 75-year-old man, Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed, was left decomposing on a balcony in Los Angeles for days because neighbors thought he was a Halloween display.
Zayed died from a gunshot to one eye and was left slumped over in a chair on the third-floor balcony.
This is not the first such case of a corpse being mistaken for a display. At one German gallery a couple years ago, people walked around a body of man for hours. People thought the body was a piece of art. He turned out to be a suicide case.
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