Budding Florida rapper died after window fell on his neck as he tried to break into home: Police
The body of Jonathan Hernandez, also known as 'Taz UFO' or 'UFO' , was found hanging outside of the house in the town of Lehigh Acres
A budding rapper from Florida reportedly lost his life after a window fell on his neck while he was trying to break into a home. The Daily Mail reported that Jonathan Hernandez was trying to rob the house in the southwestern Florida town of Lehigh Acres when the tragedy happened. The 32-year-old’s body was found hanging outside of the house on Saturday, December 12, sheriff’s deputies said. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office stated that as Hernandez climbed the wall and opened the window to enter the house, it suddenly fell on his neck leaving him dead.
“When Hernandez was trying to work his way through the window, it unexpectedly closed on top of him, pinning him and keeping him suspended in the air,” Lt. Russell Park, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said Monday.
Reports said that when cops reached the scene, the father-of-five -- also known as 'Taz UFO' or 'UFO' -- was already dead, while his right arm was dangling at his side. They also found his entire body was limp as his head was stuck in the window at a height of around 5.5ft off the ground.
The sheriff’s office said that this was not the first time Hernandez’s name had come up in criminal activities as earlier he was involved in theft and larceny as well as driving without a license. The man was recently interrogated by the cops in a 2014 murder case, however, details of that have not been released. But people who were close to Hernandez claimed that he was a good person.
His fiancee Patricia Duarte told WBBH-TV, “When I first met him, I was like man he looks like he has a rap sheet like El Chapo. And he’s the complete opposite of that. He’s the sweetest person you’d probably ever meet and has the biggest heart.”
A friend of Hernandez, identified as Tyson Lane, said: “He liked to have a good time. When he walked into the room, his smile just bright up everybody. And he just get along with everybody.” Lane also dismissed the sheriff’s office allegations against him as he added, “He is not a burglar. He’s not a thief. He’s not a bad guy. That’s not what he is. If he had a roof over his head and you didn’t, he would give you a roof over your head, bring you in his household. That’s something that he did for a lot of people including myself.”
Duarte also rejected cops’ claim that Hernandez was trying to rob a home. “Soon as I got there I’m like, ‘There’s no way. This isn’t what happened’. I just need something to be done the right way. I need a proper investigation. I need the actual truth to come to light,” she added.
Duarte has launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Hernandez’s funeral. The message on the page read: “It hurts to even write this. Taz has left to a better place. He leaves behind 5 beautiful children he loved with his entire heart and soul. Anything you can help with is greatly appreciated. He was destined to be GREAT beyond great at that I know his close friends will ensure his music lives on. All he wanted in life was to make it with his music so his kids didn’t ever have to worry. His memory will live on not only through his kid’s but his music his true friends and I. We love and appreciate anything you can do. THIS ISTHE ONLY GOFUNDME ME FOR JONATHAN (taz-UFO) organized by Patricia (his wife).”