MOSCOW, April 4 (RAPSI) - A Florida retirement-home worker who tossed a dead body into a dumpster after mistaking it for an April Fools’ Trick is not expected to face criminal charges, The Tampa Bay Times reported Wednesday citing local police sources.

On the morning of April 2, Ronald Benjamin took an early morning cigarette break from the desk clerking job that he had held in the senior housing community for the past nine years , according to The Times. While smoking on the patio, he saw what he believed to be a mannequin left over from April Fools’ Day.

Benjamin later asked a passing teenager for assistance lifting the body into a dumpster, after a fellow employee had expressed concern.

Even after lifting the body into the dumpster, examining the face, and seeing what looked like blood, the worker remained adamant that the body was part of a joke.

“I’m telling you… the face looked like a rubber mask…. If I thought for one instant it was a real person I would have called the police, my manager, everyone I could think of," Benjamin said, as quoted by The Times.

Workers discovered later that rather than being a mannequin, the body belonged to a 96-year-old woman who had leapt 16 stories to her death the night before.

Benjamin lost his job, but is not expected to be charged. A police spokesman told The Times that the 16-story fall could have severely distorted her facial features.