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Police: 1 dead after 2 women fall from W Hotel window while 'play fighting'
Examiner ^ | May 28th, 2011 | Cindy Adams

Posted on 05/29/2011 2:52:28 AM PDT by tlb

Atlanta, Ga. - Saturday morning, two woman plunged 10 stories out of a window at the W Hotel in midtown Atlanta after a round of 'play fighting,' according to police.

LaShawna Threatt, an aspiring model was celebrating her 30th birthday at the posh hotel when the incident occurred. She was killed as a result of the fall.

Ciara Williams, the other woman involved in the 'play fighting,' also fell, but rolled off a ledge and then fell the remaining 20 feet onto the patio below. She remains in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta Police Department spokesperson Carlos Campos told the press.

Witnesses reported seeing the women crash through the window at about 3:15 a.m.

Atlanta Police Lt. Paul Guerrucci said “It appears there was no malicious act, no foul play, they were just wrestling with each other, they hit the window, the window broke, and they fell out.”

Threatt worked as a model doing party promotions for beverage companies, according to AJC.com.

Williams is a background urban dancer, who also owns her own marketing company, Passionate Chonvill told AJC.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: accident; atlanta; ciara; georgia; hotel; lashawna; model
Pretty lady, assuming google was showing me the correct LaShawna Threatt.
1 posted on 05/29/2011 2:52:36 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

Passionate Chonvill. There’s a good name to give your kid.


2 posted on 05/29/2011 3:38:16 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 857 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: null and void

Was there Jello involved?


3 posted on 05/29/2011 3:49:43 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: tlb

...an aspiring model was celebrating her 30th birthday...

What kind of model is still aspiring at 30?


4 posted on 05/29/2011 3:51:21 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (You can't go! All the plants are gonna die!)
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To: tlb

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting....


5 posted on 05/29/2011 3:52:35 AM PDT by csvset
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To: null and void
RIP to the woman.

"Play fighting" is pretty stupid, and I can only assume there was a lot of drinking involved. I have known many people who go sort of crazy when it involves "my birthday." It really is a celebration of yourself, and I have to say I hate my own birthday. I don't like the attention at all.

Passionate Chonvill. There’s a good name to give your kid

My daughter works in a hospital, and comes home with stories of the outrageous names given to children. Hint: not all the wild stories about mothers giving infants names of bodily functions or hospital jargon they overhear in the hospital are Snopes legends.

'Black' Names A Resume Burden?

6 posted on 05/29/2011 3:54:08 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: tlb

Sounds like racism!! LOL


7 posted on 05/29/2011 3:56:30 AM PDT by Oculus III
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To: tlb

Models have never been known for their brain.


8 posted on 05/29/2011 4:08:56 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tlb

Darwin award.

Extra points for style and appearance,perhaps. But the same results.


9 posted on 05/29/2011 4:11:35 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: billorites

Not sure but stupidity was it’s the number one killer.


10 posted on 05/29/2011 4:50:45 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: tlb

A re-enactment of the ‘great taste, less filling’ cat fight?


11 posted on 05/29/2011 4:59:48 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Oculus III
Sounds like racism.

Isaac Newton hates black people. Gravity: it's not just a good idea, it's the law.

12 posted on 05/29/2011 5:00:44 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: csvset

LOL


13 posted on 05/29/2011 5:01:08 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: maine yankee

Actually, she isn’t eligible because sadly, she has a teenaged daughter.


14 posted on 05/29/2011 5:02:10 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tlb

Shouldn’t a hotel window on the 10th floor be strong enough to withstand someone falling against it?


15 posted on 05/29/2011 5:04:21 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tlb
We need OSHA to require restraining bars on all hotel windows, immediately!!!!!!!! There is NO problem which cannot be solved by government regulation. Provided that by "solved" you mean "greatly exacerbated".
16 posted on 05/29/2011 5:10:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: nuconvert

I was thinking along the same lines, however... Common sense is incumbent on everyone.


17 posted on 05/29/2011 5:16:07 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: csvset

Justa couple of stoned sista strippers “play fighting” through the window. Naquisha was the ref, but when axed, said she “didn’t see no foul”.


18 posted on 05/29/2011 5:16:48 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“I was thinking along the same lines, however... Common sense is incumbent on everyone.”

Sure, but what if you’re a 240Lb man and stumble and fall against the window? Should you expect that you’re not going to fall thru it to your death?


19 posted on 05/29/2011 5:27:23 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: null and void
Passionate Chonvill. There’s a good name to give your kid.
Last year, my wife was reading the new baby announcements in the newspaper and came across twins named ... Winn and Dixie.
20 posted on 05/29/2011 5:39:34 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: nuconvert

I have never, ever in my long (60 year) life ever tumbled against a window. The few collisions with walls or doors were always the result of horsing around. I agree that horsing around should not be a death sentence. I remember reading a vignette in Readers Digest (more than 40 years ago) about some secretaries in a New York high rise office building who were skittish about floor to ceiling windows in their offices.

To allay their concerns, a 200 pound construction engineer in a hardhat made a call. He removed his hat, took a running start at the window, hitting it squarely with his shoulder. He replaced his hat and departed. The complaints about the window stopped. That’s the kind of testing I like; it shows faith in your work.


21 posted on 05/29/2011 5:55:10 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: tlb

#1. “Nothing good happens at 3 o’clock in the morning”...
Joe Soucheray
#2. I’ll bet $500 they weren’t “play” fighting, they were
cat fighting.
#3. “You’ve got to be tough to be dumb”....Fireone


22 posted on 05/29/2011 6:05:20 AM PDT by Fireone (Heating the tar and readying the feathers.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“I have never, ever in my long (60 year) life ever tumbled against a window. The few collisions with walls or doors were always the result of horsing around.”

I have some sad news.....it’s the over 60 crowd that’s starts stumbling, losing their balance and falling for silly reasons. When it happens you feel like an idiot.
If it happens in a hotel room on the 10th floor near the window, you have to hope the window is going to hold up.


23 posted on 05/29/2011 6:23:29 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

I understand, but when I do fall against a window, it’s not going to be at a gallop.


24 posted on 05/29/2011 6:29:36 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“I understand, but when I do fall against a window, it’s not going to be at a gallop.”

You never know. Lol. Sometimes you try to keep from falling and build up momentum.


25 posted on 05/29/2011 6:32:41 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tlb

Bush’s fault.


26 posted on 05/29/2011 6:38:25 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: tlb

Aspring model, actress, etc, often means stripper or prostitute.


27 posted on 05/29/2011 6:50:25 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“To allay their concerns, a 200 pound construction engineer in a hardhat made a call. He removed his hat, took a running start at the window, hitting it squarely with his shoulder. He replaced his hat and departed. The complaints about the window stopped.”

There was a story about a while baack about someone who tried a similar demonstration with window bars, and fell to his death.


28 posted on 05/29/2011 6:55:05 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: nuconvert

Funny thing about tempered safety glass. It will often take the force of a body hit, but will shatter to bits at the touch of something hard, like a diamond ring.

“Safety” being relative, of course.


29 posted on 05/29/2011 6:59:55 AM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: SkyPilot

Hint: not all the wild stories about mothers giving infants names of bodily functions or hospital jargon they overhear in the hospital are Snopes legends.


Most are, according to the Freakonoics authors, who put out a bounty for evidence of those like “lemonjello,” etc.

It’s always someone who knows someone who worked at the hospital. (These hospital folks are pulling your leg).


30 posted on 05/29/2011 7:01:06 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (End the "Fiscal Fiasco" in 2012!)
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To: Hacklehead
There was a story about a while baack about someone who tried a similar demonstration with window bars, and fell to his death.

That's the kind of test I like, it shows (misplaced) faith in one's work. Better the builder than his clients. It's not likely he'll ever build a substandard restraint again.

31 posted on 05/29/2011 7:13:53 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: billorites

Only after she hit the concrete...


32 posted on 05/29/2011 7:47:55 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 857 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: Beelzebubba
It’s always someone who knows someone who worked at the hospital. (These hospital folks are pulling your leg).

Sorry to disappoint you Beelzebubba, but it's true. It is also my daughter who works directly there - this isn't some 3rd hand story. My wife volunteers at the same hospital, and has confirmed it.

Letsee....just from the past month...

There was a boy named "Sexy Lover." If it was a girl, the mother said she was going to name her "Lover Sexy." I cannot believe there is not some sort of rule or law against this, because to me it seems like tangential child abuse, but what do I know. Then there was "La - A." It is pronounced "LaDasha" but they decided to get creative on the birth certificate.

The hospital labels the bassinets by letter (A, B, etc). The mother saw "Baby A" and "Baby B" labels there, so she named her twins "BaybyahA and "BaybyahB."

I don't want to mention the worst one, because it is simply in bad taste to bring it up here.

Honestly, I don't know what these people are thinking. It is very sad, however, when my daughter describes the parents. In many cases, the father is never present. If he is, very rarely are the parents married. The mothers treat the children like puppies or toys, and think it is all one big game.

33 posted on 05/29/2011 8:37:44 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Good stories. Like all the others.

Let me know when there is documentary evidence, like in a public record.


34 posted on 05/29/2011 9:10:34 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (End the "Fiscal Fiasco" in 2012!)
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To: maine yankee

35 posted on 05/29/2011 9:13:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Beelzebubba
Here's the facebook page for Shanda Leer.
36 posted on 05/29/2011 9:17:50 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
A re-enactment of the ‘great taste, less filling’ cat fight?

Or the Girl Scout fight in Airplane!


37 posted on 05/29/2011 9:37:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

These windows should have been able to take this jolt against them. Were these windows the thin single/double pane windows you would find in a home? Something does not seem right in this story, that the windows should have broke that easily?


38 posted on 05/29/2011 10:54:59 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: tlb; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; earlJam; Rb ver. 2.0; lesser_satan; Taffini; jdm; ...

Catfight gone bad.


39 posted on 05/29/2011 1:04:35 PM PDT by Gamecock (It's not eat drink and be merry because tommow we die, but rather because yesterday we were dead.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

Never take a window to a play fight.


40 posted on 05/29/2011 1:18:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Beelzebubba
Believe whatever you want to believe pal.
41 posted on 05/29/2011 4:54:25 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SunkenCiv; Lonesome in Massachussets; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ...
Sorry for your loss. Are the absentee ballots in place?

Heart out to the family, etc,
Barry

42 posted on 05/30/2011 9:19:05 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (We live in America's "Awkward" Era. Too late to fix the country. To early to start shooting.)
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To: SkyPilot

When one of my kids was born a lady in the hospital told my wife that the nurses had named her little girl. Said they named her “Fa-mal-ee” (The baby’s bracelet had “female” on it.)

Another story is a lady said she got the name of her son out of the sleepwear section of the Sears catalog. She’d named her son “Paa-gim-mus”. (pajamas)


43 posted on 05/30/2011 5:38:31 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: SkyPilot

I work in a 98% minority environment and can attest that black women give their children stupid names. The apostrophe (’) is the in vogue thing right now and damn near every child has one in their name (example Sha’Niqua No”Torrius Jones).


44 posted on 05/30/2011 7:05:02 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: SkyPilot

I remember a story a few years ago of a newly married couple walking into their honeymoon hotel room. She gave a running leap onto the bed and bounced right through the window down six stories.

It was a very sad story, but when you think of it ...funny too...


45 posted on 05/30/2011 7:09:27 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The right to bear arms is proven to prevent government genocide. Protect yourself!)
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To: tlb

LaShawna? French?


46 posted on 05/30/2011 7:11:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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