Man was sleeping in dumpster when he was loaded into Minneapolis garbage truck

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A homeless man went to sleep in a dumpster and woke up in one of these this morning.
As if using a dumpster for your bedroom isn't grim enough, a homeless man was lucky to escape serious injury this morning when he was loaded into a garbage truck along with the trash he was sleeping amid.

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Garbage truck driver John Bemonico told KSTP he "was just doing my job and I heard something banging on my truck. I kept hearing a noise and there's a guy inside my truck, inside the load. He got cycled in somewhere down the street, but I don't know where."

Bemonico said he's "been in this place for 10 years and it's never happened to me."

WCCO, citing a conversation with Bemonico, writes that after he was freed from the truck, "the man climbed out of the back and asked which direction south was before walking away."

Police told KSTP they think the man was sleeping in a waste dumpster near the Federal Reserve when it was picked up and loaded into the garbage truck around 6 a.m.

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Kathie Carlson
Kathie Carlson

You people are heartless, This is ONLY news if you City Pages Helped the man, show some concern, people are helpless some times, show you care, but not this way!!! Reach out to him. City Pages surely makes enough money..

Paige Benda
Paige Benda

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@Kathie Carlson  - Uh, what?


Dear Kathie, well meaning, delusional Kathie...

dude has been living in there for 10 years.  that puts it firmly in the CHOICE column.  
talk til your blue, that dude wants to live there.

swmnguy topcommenter

@IcallSHENANIGANS   What are you talking about?  It's the driver, Mr. Bemonico, who's been driving a garbage truck for 10 years.  Yes, his way of expressing himself is a little confusing, but he's a garbage truck driver, not an orator.  Nobody has any idea about the guy who was sleeping in the dumpster.  He walked off, in a southerly direction.  Good thing too; if he'd gone north he might have fallen in the river.

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