Accident in Mankato Thrift Store Fitting Room Kills Four-Year-Old

Accident in Mankato Thrift Store Fitting Room Kills Four-Year-Old

Police say a four-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store.

"Ryu was such a sweet boy, with a gorgeous smile, and a unique little personality", the fundraising page's description of the boy reads.

Authorities say it happened Saturday afternoon at Again Thrift & More.

Pena apparently got the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing caught on a hanger attached to the wall, said Police Cmdr. He was pronounced dead at the Mankato hospital.

Schisel tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2nDIzcT ) family members, who live in nearby St. James, were in the store at the time.

Police call it a "a tragic accident" and no charges are being pursued.

A GoFundMe page has been set up, identifying the boy as Ryu Pena, and asking for donations to help fund the boy's funeral expenses.

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