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Owner of Killer Bear Chokes to Death on Sex Toy
ktla ^ | July 13, 2011 | KTLA News

Posted on 07/14/2011 7:10:05 AM PDT by tlb

CLEVELAND, OHIO -- Police say man well known for his collection of exotic animals has died after choking on a sex toy.

Sam Mazzola, 49, was found dead in his Columbia Station home on Sunday.

Last year, Mazzola came under scrutiny when a black bear, named Cherokee, killed an employee of the sanctuary.

According to Lorain County Chief Deputy Coroner Dr. Frank Miller, Mazzola was found face down on his water bed, restrained with handcuffs, chains and padlocks.

An autopsy determined the preliminary cause of death was asphyxia due to airway obstruction by foreign body.

Mazzola had a sex toy in his throat, which apparently obstructed his breathing, Miller said.

He was also wearing a leather mask with the eyes and mouth zipped shut and a two-piece metal sphere covering his head, according to the coroner.

According to detectives, Mazzola had help with the bondage equipment, but his assistant had left before he died.

No one has been charged in the death, which authorities believe was accidental.

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I'm guessing there was a heavy turnover in assistants.
1 posted on 07/14/2011 7:10:11 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

Gotta be in the running for most interesting headline of the week. I had to see this article.


2 posted on 07/14/2011 7:15:06 AM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: tlb

He should have said “enough is enough.”


3 posted on 07/14/2011 7:15:39 AM PDT by hometoroost (Per Oceander: The only guarantees in life are death, taxes, and stupidity.)
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To: tlb
Mazzola was found face down on his water bed, restrained with handcuffs, chains and padlocks.

Mazzola had a sex toy in his throat.

He was also wearing a leather mask with the eyes and mouth zipped shut and a two-piece metal sphere covering his head, according to the coroner.

Mommy, How did uncle Sam die?

Uhhh...it was a heart attack dear, yes your uncle always had a weak heart.

4 posted on 07/14/2011 7:16:57 AM PDT by apillar
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To: tlb

Evidently he couldn’t say the safe word. Where’s the gimp?!


5 posted on 07/14/2011 7:17:04 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: tlb

“Police say man well known for his collection of exotic animals has died after choking on a sex toy.”

Wouldn’t doubt if the sick b*st*rd had sex with the animals.


6 posted on 07/14/2011 7:17:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tlb

Thank goodness the local news reports weren’t so graphic. All I’ve heard was “positional asphyxiation”. They made it sound like he somehow died sleeping face down.

Ignorance sometimes is bliss.


7 posted on 07/14/2011 7:18:05 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: tlb

Probably not the best free publicity that Mazola corn oil/margarine ever got. Then again, you never really know, do you.


8 posted on 07/14/2011 7:19:04 AM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: tlb

The bear did it.


9 posted on 07/14/2011 7:19:09 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: tlb

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2748006/posts


10 posted on 07/14/2011 7:19:12 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman.)
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To: tlb
Sometimes even at my advancing age, I can still be dumbfounded.
11 posted on 07/14/2011 7:19:22 AM PDT by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: tlb

Another Northwestern University alumni. Now, they’ll have to take him off the donor mailing list.


12 posted on 07/14/2011 7:19:34 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ETL

As long as they were in a committed relationship. Hell, if he had waited a few more years, they could have been married.


13 posted on 07/14/2011 7:21:00 AM PDT by sport
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To: tlb

Well at least he may very well have enjoyed himself all the way to the end....?


14 posted on 07/14/2011 7:21:00 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: tlb
I'm sorry we don't issue posthumous Houdini awards. Will you take a Darwin award instead?
15 posted on 07/14/2011 7:22:01 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Dems demanding shared sacrifice are like Aztec priests doing it while cutting out my heart.)
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To: brownsfan
Ignorance sometimes is bliss.

In this culture? Abso-fu`king-lutely.

16 posted on 07/14/2011 7:23:02 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

For when you check back in.


17 posted on 07/14/2011 7:24:12 AM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: tlb

Mazzola? Sounds like an oily character.


18 posted on 07/14/2011 7:24:36 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: tlb
"According to Lorain County Chief Deputy Coroner Dr. Frank Miller, Mazzola was found face down on his water bed, restrained with handcuffs, chains and padlocks.

An autopsy determined the preliminary cause of death was asphyxia due to airway obstruction by foreign body.

Mazzola had a sex toy in his throat, which apparently obstructed his breathing, Miller said.

He was also wearing a leather mask with the eyes and mouth zipped shut and a two-piece metal sphere covering his head, according to the coroner.

According to detectives, Mazzola had help with the bondage equipment, but his assistant had left before he died."


Perfect execution hit. See movie Richochet w/Denzel.
19 posted on 07/14/2011 7:28:03 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: thefactor

“Evidently he couldn’t say the safe word.”

Armageddon?


20 posted on 07/14/2011 7:30:19 AM PDT by Tigerized
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To: tlb

Dontcha know that perversion is dangerous to health?


21 posted on 07/14/2011 7:30:51 AM PDT by Lumper20
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To: tlb
I'm no shrinking violet, but what kind of sex toy goes in your mouth?
22 posted on 07/14/2011 7:31:53 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: tlb

“Owner of Killer Bear Chokes to Death on Sex Toy”

With a headline like that, who needs to read the article, or even care what it’s about?

Just sayin’....


23 posted on 07/14/2011 7:34:36 AM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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Owner of Killer Bear Chokes to Death on Sex Toy

I'd be willing to bet that was the first time in human history that phrase has ever been written.

24 posted on 07/14/2011 7:36:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tlb

The guy put himself in that situation but...Couldn’t the assistant face charges for tying someone up and leaving them?? Anyhow that’s got to be an em(bear)essing way to go!! LOL


25 posted on 07/14/2011 7:36:33 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: apillar

Mazzola was found face down on his water bed, restrained with handcuffs, chains and padlocks.
Mazzola had a sex toy in his throat.

He was also wearing a leather mask with the eyes and mouth zipped shut and a two-piece metal sphere covering his head,

That would make a great GRAVESTONE EPITAPH....


26 posted on 07/14/2011 7:36:48 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

You know, the day his parents gave birth to that baby boy, could they have ever known it would have all ended like this?


27 posted on 07/14/2011 7:38:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: synbad600
I'm no shrinking violet, but what kind of sex toy goes in your mouth? I'm guessing, since he seemed to be into bondage, it was what is called a "ball gag" basically a ball that fits in the mouth with a strap that goes around the back of the head. I'm assuming the strap came loose and he swallowed the ball. (and no, I'm not into bondage myself and I'm honestly not sure how I know this, probably something from back in my college days.)
28 posted on 07/14/2011 7:38:38 AM PDT by apillar
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To: dfwgator

29 posted on 07/14/2011 7:39:10 AM PDT by traumer
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To: apillar
I'm assuming the strap came loose and he swallowed the ball.

Don't you just hate it when that happens?

30 posted on 07/14/2011 7:39:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tigerized

Arkansas. The safe word is always Arkansas.


31 posted on 07/14/2011 7:43:33 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: tlb
Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
-Thomas Aquinas
32 posted on 07/14/2011 7:46:06 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: tlb
I had to read the article because I didn't understand the headline. I'm sorry I did.

5.56mm

33 posted on 07/14/2011 7:48:59 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: builder

I know how you feel. When I was in college a guy who lived next door to me hung himself from the rod in his closet. I always thought he was a suicide, but many years later a university official told me he accidentally hung himself while masturbating. At first I thought he was kidding. I was in my early forties, yet I had never heard of such a thing.

When the incident happened there was a campus rumor that he was found naked, but I never heard a single person even speculate that it was an accidental death. Times were so different then. We thought we were really hip when in reality we were all blissfully ignorant. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, so I am sure there is much in the sexual arena I don’t know and that’s just as well.


34 posted on 07/14/2011 7:52:44 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: tlb
Kinda reminds me of the story about the guy found dead at the bottom of a lake with chains tied around his feet - and they said it looked like the worst case of suicide ever . . .
35 posted on 07/14/2011 7:55:05 AM PDT by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: thefactor; Tigerized

>>> Arkansas. The safe word is always Arkansas.

He’d be alive today if he had chosen instead the safe word “Mmmmphhhh!”


36 posted on 07/14/2011 7:55:33 AM PDT by tlb
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To: Tigerized

“Palomino”


37 posted on 07/14/2011 8:00:03 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: tlb

Oh, brother. What an undignified way to go. RIP.


38 posted on 07/14/2011 8:01:34 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: apillar
Remember Pulp Fiction? Here's where you might have seen it...


39 posted on 07/14/2011 8:06:11 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: tlb

Very sad indeed. It’s not funny that this man should
go into eternity that way.


40 posted on 07/14/2011 8:08:23 AM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: tlb

1000 Ways to Die


41 posted on 07/14/2011 8:11:10 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: tlb

Another defect removed from the gene pool.


42 posted on 07/14/2011 8:14:03 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: .45 Long Colt

Don’t forget about poor old “Kung Fu” David Carradine.

http://www.bittenandbound.com/2009/06/07/david-carradine-death-hanging-photo-published/


43 posted on 07/14/2011 8:14:03 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: tlb
Sam Mazzola, aka, "The Gimp":


44 posted on 07/14/2011 8:18:17 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: apillar
I'm not into bondage myself and I'm honestly not sure how
I know this, probably something from back in my college days.

ummm...
just what college / university, did you attend...

I just had to ask!


45 posted on 07/14/2011 8:29:17 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam / DumboEars) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: synbad600

None.

No sex toy, or otherwise, will go into my mouth.


46 posted on 07/14/2011 8:36:27 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: synbad600

Have you heard the one about the Polish woman that had to take the batteries out of her vibrator? It was chipping her teeth.


47 posted on 07/14/2011 8:51:27 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: GSWarrior

48 posted on 07/14/2011 8:57:29 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: tlb
Yah’know... it's not a bad rule in life to just not do things that might make for really embarrassing crime scene photos.
49 posted on 07/14/2011 9:11:06 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: tlb

I am such a naive, provincial little creature. Somehow I just can’t see how sex is enhanced by putting a sex toy in your mouth, putting a leather hood on, and then zipping the mouth of the hood shut so you can’t get the dildo out of your mouth no matter what. How does this help??


50 posted on 07/14/2011 9:17:26 AM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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