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Postby sox 06 » Tue May 08, 2007 3:33 pm

FLORIDA- A homeless man who had fallen asleep in a trash bin to escape the rain was dumped into a garbage truck and survived being crushed repeatedly before a worker saw him.

Robert Baswell, 44, said he screamed as the load of trash was crushed against his body at least seven times and was sure he would die. He tried to cushion one blow from the truck’s compressor with a dead opossum, he said.

“I screamed one last breath,” Baswell told the Palm Beach Post. A trash collector finally saw him as he tossed in a box and called for help.

Firefighters spent almost a half hour pulling pieces of trash out by hand to free the man.

“I want to find this gentleman and have him buy my lottery tickets because he is one lucky dude,” said West Palm Beach Fire Rescue spokesman Phil Kaplan.

Baswell, who had bedded down in a brush-filled trash bin Sunday night to get out of the rain, suffered broken legs and ribs.

“I’m so happy to be here, as bad as I’m hurt,” he said.
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Postby knapplc » Tue May 08, 2007 3:34 pm

There's one on the front page right now, only a few hours old. ;-) :-D
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Postby beanoX3 » Tue May 08, 2007 3:34 pm

Might want to get rid of the reference to "Palm Beach" and the "Palm Beach Post." Kinda of a dead giveaway there. :-b
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Postby sox 06 » Tue May 08, 2007 3:55 pm

SCREW IT :-b

After today at school and spending time at the DMV :-t I'm not in the mood, it was Florida.

At least this was the quickest Germany/Florida thread :-B
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Postby knapplc » Tue May 08, 2007 3:57 pm

I'm one-for-one on non-knapplc Gofs, though ! ;-D
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Postby treat24 » Tue May 08, 2007 3:58 pm

knapplc wrote:I'm one-for-one on non-knapplc Gofs, though ! ;-D


have you ever gotten a knapplc GoF wrong? cuz that would be pretty funny and pretty hard to do... :-o
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Postby knapplc » Tue May 08, 2007 4:03 pm

treat24 wrote:
knapplc wrote:I'm one-for-one on non-knapplc Gofs, though ! ;-D


have you ever gotten a knapplc GoF wrong? cuz that would be pretty funny and pretty hard to do... :-o


Well, technically the answer is yes - many times. I always "vote" Germany so I can see the numbers whenever I pop open the page, so I don't have to click "view results" again, so every time the answer is Florida, I get it wrong, so to speak. :-b
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Postby treat24 » Tue May 08, 2007 4:03 pm

by the by, i got it right when the poll was up... i took a wild guess... ;)
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Postby SniperShot » Tue May 08, 2007 4:53 pm

He tried to cushion one blow from the truck’s compressor with a dead opossum, he said.
LOL! :-b :-b
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Tue May 08, 2007 4:55 pm

haha, this thread is funny. The story had me laughing, but the subsequent posts even harder. :-b :-b
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