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Postby knapplc » Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:26 am

OAK PARK, Mich. - A man who awoke inside a garbage truck that was about to compact its load was rescued after making a frantic cell phone call to police, authorities say.

The man, who is unemployed but not homeless, was scavenging for bottles Thursday when he fell asleep in a Dumpster, said police Lt. Mike Pousak. He awoke when the container was unloaded into a truck.

He told police he didn't know which truck he was in but gave a dispatcher the location of the Dumpster he fell asleep in, Pousak said.

He had tried yelling for help but no one heard him.

Police soon lost contact with the man when his cell phone battery became dislodged, Pousak said. Police checked several trucks, including one in a parking lot.

"An officer went and pounded on the side of the truck and somebody pounded back," Pousak said.

The man appeared to be unhurt except for a scratch, Pousak said.

"If I was him I would go to church and play the lottery because today was his lucky day," the police officer said.


Several questions come from this:

He just fell asleep in the garbage? How? Didn’t it stink to high heaven?
He’s economically challenged enough to have to scavenge for bottles, but he has a cell phone?
What are the odds that the police would find the one truck he was in? He’s LUCKY!!!
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Postby dream_017 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:38 am

I read this over the weekend...living in Michigan. Very bizaar story.
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Postby RWLongy4 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:44 am

I bet he won't be falling asleep in dumpsters the day before trash day anymore ;-D

I can't imagine the feeling of panic you'd have waking up inside a garbage truck...
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Postby Dawinner127 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:52 am

I honestly have no idea how you can fall asleep in a dumpster.
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Postby beanoX3 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:21 pm

It's one thing to fall asleep in a dumpster, a whole other story when you don't wake up when the garbage truck is dumping the contents of the dumpster (and you) into the back of the garbage truck.

I'll bet this guy was piss drunk or high on something, enough that he was totally insensible for several hours, not just "asleep." Unconscious is more likely. What a moron.
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Re: Man Rescued From Garbage Truck

Postby RocketsDWM » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:08 pm

Several questions come from this:

He just fell asleep in the garbage? How? Didn’t it stink to high heaven?
He’s economically challenged enough to have to scavenge for bottles, but he has a cell phone?
What are the odds that the police would find the one truck he was in? He’s LUCKY!!!


I hate to think this way but perhaps he stole the cellphone?[/quote]
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Postby Metroid » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:20 pm

beanoX3 wrote:It's one thing to fall asleep in a dumpster, a whole other story when you don't wake up when the garbage truck is dumping the contents of the dumpster (and you) into the back of the garbage truck.

I'll bet this guy was piss drunk or high on something, enough that he was totally insensible for several hours, not just "asleep." Unconscious is more likely. What a moron.


In the first apartment I lived in the dumpsters were fairly close outside, and every Tuesday 5:10am the garbage trucks never failed to wake me up. And I was in an apartment! On the second floor! 8-o

I agree with beano he musta been unconscious those trucks are way to loud, he would have heard them approaching if he was sober. :-?
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Postby Redskins Win » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:54 pm

Better Off Dead: Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that.
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Postby knapplc » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:02 pm

Metroid wrote:In the first apartment I lived in the dumpsters were fairly close outside, and every Tuesday 5:10am the garbage trucks never failed to wake me up. And I was in an apartment! On the second floor! 8-o

I agree with beano he musta been unconscious those trucks are way to loud, he would have heard them approaching if he was sober. :-?


I was on the third floor, and they woke me up too. They're pretty noisy, as are the dumpsters themselves.
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Postby Metroid » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:16 pm

Redskins Win wrote:Better Off Dead: Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that.

Men At Work: Looks like somebody threw away a perfectly good white boy!
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