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Young man crushed to death in front of his girlfriend while enjoying elevator surfing

By Mason White 10:59 AM July 30, 2014
Tito Morales 

By: Anika Rao
A young man lost his life while playing elevator surfing in New York.

20-year-old Tito Morales, who is also known as “Beboo,” was an aspiring tattoo artist before he tragically died.

He was playing the dangerous game of “roller coaster” on top of an elevator in a Bronx housing complex early Monday morning, when he was crushed to death.

Morales became wedged between the elevator and the shaft wall between the 18th and 19th floors about 4:00 a.m.

The victim’s devastated girlfriend, Joanna Sanchez, 24, said that it was a horrible site. She saw his body dangling when the elevator went up, and he then fell.

Sanchez said that Morales was wearing slippers while riding the elevator and probably lost his balance.

Morales was pronounced dead at the scene. No crime is suspected.