Yesterday evening around 6 p.m., a man fell 18 floors to his death, landing in the seating area of a Starbucks at First Avenue and East 85th Street. One customer told the Daily News, "I thought it was a gunshot. I ran into the liquor store... You're sitting, having coffee. You don't expect that."
The man was identified as Todd Crocket, 37. It's believed he jumped from his apartment window. Another customer said to the Post, "It was a like big bang. He almost fell on top of me. Everybody started yelling and screaming to get out of the way. I literally had blood on me. I feel lucky he didn't fall on top of me... Do I wish I picked a different Starbucks today? Oh, yeah."