Taken from Newsday.com – Report: Long Beach man killed in Puerto Rico.
A Long Beach man was killed after a bachelor party in Puerto Rico when he tried to ride on the roof of a moving car, the newspaper Primera Hora reported Sunday.
George Geiser, 29, was in a 1997 Isuzu Trooper with friends Shane Michael Ward, 22, and Sean Michael O’Toole, 30, early Saturday morning, when he pushed himself out a window and tried to climb onto the roof, police told Primera Hora.
Geiser lost his balance and fell from the car, which was traveling on Highway PR-115 near the village of Rincon in Puerto Rico.
The trio had been drinking since shortly after noon on Friday, police said.
“They were drunk,” Geiser’s father, George Geiser, 57, told The Daily News. “He was a good kid. I’m so upset right now.”
Aguadilla police told The Daily News that breath tests showed O’Toole had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19, while Ward blew a 0.13.
“George definitely liked adrenaline,” Nathan Wright, 27, a friend from Long Beach, told The Daily News.
“He liked to push the limits.”
Police told Primera Hora that they had not yet filed charges against Ward, who was driving at the time.
The manager of a Long Beach restaurant who knew Geiser and his family said the victim was a dedicated surfer.
“He was a very handsome guy, he was a very well-liked guy,” Andy Djoulia, 64, said of Geiser. “He was learning the insurance business. It was shocking, very shocking.”