Man survives being ‘recycled’

Man survives being ‘recycled’

A man has survived being recycled after falling asleep in a bin and tipped into a rubbish truck. The 23-year-old from Oregon survived with just a broken leg after being “compacted several times”, local police said.

Ivan Rosalio Mendez Perez managed to escape after catching the driver’s attention by shouting and throwing cardboard out of the back of the lorry. Captain Eric Carter from the Albany Police Department said: “The driver became aware of it at Big 5 Sporting Goods because the subject was throwing cardboard out of the truck.”

Carter told the Albany Deomcrat-Herald: “He got out to look and heard Mr. Perez yelling, so he contacted us. Albany Fire also responded to remove Mr. Perez from the truck.” Perez was taken to a near-by hospital for treatment on and was described as in “good condition”…Read more

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