in a grisly scene that left downtown New Yorkers horrified Thursday morning, the 29 year old investment banker plunged to his death at the foot of a high rise luxury apartment building where he used to live the high life.
Of course, we may never know if this young man really took his own life…
“The head hit the railing . . . Half his head is on one side of the railing, half on the other,” recalled Frank Rodriguez, 44, a handyman who was working nearby. “It’s never worth this . . . Life is too precious.”
Sources said the young banker had made several attempts to kill himself earlier in the morning, including cutting his wrists, before making the plunge.
The man — whom police did not immediately identify — was from a wealthy family in Westchester County, sources said. He had apparently become very successful on his own.
He owned his apartment in the 36-story Ocean complex, which overlooks The Battery and New York Harbor, and had just returned from a vacation in the Bahamas, sources said.
Who’d have thought a trip to the Bahamas could make you suicidal?
‘Thomas was a happy, jovial, successful, good looking, very sociable individual.
‘The only explanation is that I know he’s been working very hard and has been under a lot of pressure.
‘His work did not leave much time for enjoyment but that’s the nature of the assignment that he chose.
‘I also know that sometimes when one is in that environment you can turn to alcohol or other types of drugs…
‘…at a time when he was under stress he probably resorted to illegal drugs, causing this incredibly poor judgement, is probably the best I can say.
‘He must have had some problems that I was not privy to.’
Wow, his 29 yr old son just split his head in half on a rail and all he can say is ‘he’s got incredibly poor judgment?’
Ya think? Very odd reaction. but then maybe it’s no surprise. They are after all bankers and “that’s the nature of the assignment that he chose.”
At this point we have lost count of how many bankers have taken their own lives in the past year, despite stocks rising to all time highs and an artificial “wealth effecting” environment which if nobody else, benefits the banker class. We dread to think what happens to New York’s pavements once the central planners finally lose control.