The 31-year-old man who was found dead on an outer roadway of the Williamsburg Bridge on the morning after Halloween was reportedly visiting NYC from Austria. Police sources say the tourist was dressed as a character from Stanly Kubrick's adaptation of Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange.
The man was discovered just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning on the Brooklyn side of the bridge and pronounced dead at the scene. Police had been investigating whether he was struck by a car or fell from an elevated walkway.
Police sources tell the NY Post they believe the man was inebriated and somehow fell or jumped from the pedestrian walkway that extends above the bridge roadway. After landing on the roadway, he was struck by a driver who "was not charged, telling cops he was unaware that he had hit a person."
The body in the roadway (Tipster)
The man's hat was next to him, according to the Daily News, which reports that the man was in town for a wedding and was staying in Brooklyn.
A tipster who saw the body Tuesday morning told us, "I thought it was a Halloween prank, until police showed up and covered him up."