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Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Man saved from garbage truck after call

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.
I have a few questions about this article. I understand scavenging for bottles in the dumpster, I guess, but I've never resorted to such behavior when my financial situation was going well enough for me to maintain a cell phone. Maybe that's just me.

I also don't understand how someone can just fall asleep in a dumpster. It doesn't say that he is narcoleptic, just that he fell asleep. I can sleep just about anywhere, but even when the twins were babies I never even came close to dozing off in a dumpster. What's going on here?

I'm glad he was OK, and that they were able to find him. I imagine that would definitely qualify as a "rude awakening."


There's a lot about this story I don't get either. Maybe I should snope it.
Happy New Year Jen!
it takes a special kind of stupid to fall asleep in a dumpster. I'm inclined to believe that he was where did he get the cell phone?
Maybe they give out used cell phones to homeless guys (like they do for battered women) that can only call 911?
The unemployed but having a cell phone does not suprise me. I've seen families with satalite tv and 52 inch plasma sreens and no heat or food for the kids. nothing shocks me anymore, which is sad.
Yeah, no kidding!
This story sounds fishy to me on several levels. Maybe this guy wants his 15 mintues of fame?
I'm glad I'm not the only one who found this odd!
Something doesn't add up here; I agree with you.
Maybe the guy had a zillion free minutes to use up.
It's the falling asleep in a dumpster that has me all confused too. There's no comfort factor there. Maybe it was warmer than outside, but the guy was not homeless.
He wasn't awakened by the noise of the truck when it pulled up alongside the dumpster? Gosh! That guy is a sound sleeper!
i really enjoy reading your blog. i also think you have a wonderful family. =D this really is weird news. but you should check my "newsworthy" post in my blog because some articles there are even weirder. =D keep blogging!
take care!
I'm with you on the cell phone thing. I've never been rich enough to afford one, maybe I should become homeless.

People's behavior (i.e., falling asleep in a nasty old Dumpster) no longer surprises me. Unfortunately.
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