4-year-old accidentally hanged in thrift store dressing room
MANKATO, Minn. –
A 4-year-old boy died Saturday in an accident at a Mankato, Minnesota, thrift store.
First responders were called to Again Thrift & More after 4-year-old Ryu Pena was found unresponsive in a dressing room.
Investigators said it appeared he was suffocated after his hoodie got caught on a clothing hook.
Denise Gonzalez, Ryu's mother, said the boy was shopping with his grandmother when he accidentally hanged himself.
"It wasn't neglect. He was having fun. He was playing. He was being a kid. It could happen to anybody at any time," Gonzalez said.
"We just borrowed him for a little while and got to know him. He got to touch a lot of people. He was a star."
Foul play is not suspected, but the investigation is continuing.
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