Friday, January 16, 2015

Free ride to the dump!

Man scooped up by California garbage truck survives ride
Associated Press - January 16, 2015

A man searching for his wallet in a trash bin in Northern California was scooped up by a garbage truck and taken on a long ride.

The Oroville Mercury Register reports that the man survived the ride in the rear of a garbage truck. His name was not released.

Yolo County Sheriff's Lt. Martin Torres said the man got struck in the trash truck when it made a pick-up Tuesday. The truck was headed to a landfill.

Torres said the man told police he was stuck in the truck for about an hour.

Authorities said the man told police he used lumber in the truck to reach the top of the garbage pile and avoid the compactor.

The man was taken to UC Davis Medical Center for complaints of back and neck pain.

I can't tell what I like most about this article:

a) A guy got picked up by a freaking trash truck.
b) The fact that it happened in YOLO county.
c) The guy battled for survival in a trash compactor, Star Wars style.

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