Man Killed, Nearly Decapitated, by Own Marijuana Booby Trap
A New York man who booby-trapped the area around marijuana plants on his property died Saturday after he nearly decapitated himself by driving into one of the traps—a nearly-invisible wire.
Daniel R. Ricketts, 50, was driving his all-terrain vehicle around 2:30 PM on his property in Berne, New York, when the accident occurred.
Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple said the wire appeared to be a kind used in pianos. Other booby traps included barbed wire and a leg trap akin to a coyote trap.
Apple said there may have been alcohol involved in the accident.