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Cell Phone Saves Man From Certain Death

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posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 05:15 PM
A man, who fell asleep in a dumpster while hunting for bottles, was awoken when a garbage truck dumped the load into its compacting bin. Police acted on the call and the location of the dumpster to prevent the man from being crushed.

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

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