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Man Sleeping in Dumpster Saved Moments before Potentially Fatal Incident

1 year 10 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 December 12, 2018 4:17 PM December 12, 2018 in News

MCALLEN – A man who was once homeless understands why another man, who was nearly compacted to death, slept in a dumpster.

Officials say thanks to a city employee’s quick actions the man was saved.

The formerly homeless man tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS he spent five years living on the streets.

“I would stay in the dumpsters where there is cardboard, cover up with the cardboard to go to sleep, take a nap,” he says.

On Wednesday morning, a city sanitation worker arrived at a dumpster off of Savannah Avenue and 11th Street when he saw the someone through his camera, according to the McAllen assistant city manager.

KRGV’s Trason Bragg spoke with the assistant city manager about the precautions taken on a daily basis.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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