A college freshman was back on his feet Wednesday — a day after a mattress fell 30 stories from a Manhattan building and landed on his head.
Jesse Scott Owen, 18, said his sense of humor helped him overcome the neck and back pain he suffered from the futon mattress, which knocked him out cold on Broad St. about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
“This was the most absurd thing that ever happened to me,” he told the Daily News.
Owen, who moved to the city three weeks ago from Florida to attend King’s College in lower Manhattan, said he was on his way to a class when he suddenly lost consciousness.
“I woke up and people were putting me on the mattress,” he said. “I asked where the mattress came from and they said, ‘You were knocked out by it.’ ”