SPOKANE -- Police are investigating the death of a man who barricaded himself inside a North Spokane Taco Bell cooler.
According to Spokane Police, the man walked into the fast-food restaurant at Boone and Monroe around 8:00 p.m. Monday night, and barricaded himself inside a large walk-in cooler.
Employees called 911.
When police arrived, they had to dismantle the heavy door of the cooler to get it open. Inside, they found Richard Thomas, 42, dead.
Officers said Thomas' body showed no apparent signs of violence, and they do not believe he died as a result of exposure to cold.
Officers will look at autopsy results to point to a definitive cause of death.
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