08-31-2013, 08:53 AM
Swapper of the Month March 2013
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In the Forest with my Forest Friends, of course!
Good Morning Friends!
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Today is National Trail Mix Day,
Love Litigating Lawyers Day,
National Lint Trap Day,
and Franchise Appreciation Day.
Enjoy your holiday(s) of choice today!
Please excuse the interruption, but here’s a
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
reminding us that there are some mighty DUMB Criminals in the World!
A bank robbery suspect trying to elude police searching for him in an apartment building jumped into a garbage chute and survived a 200-foot fall into trash in the basement. The 26-year-old man plunged from the 21st floor of the apartment complex located a few blocks from the bank he had robbed earlier.
He was conscious and told police he had climbed into the garbage chute to avoid being captured. Police estimate he fell about 210 feet before landing on garbage in a compactor at the bottom. He was able to slow himself down by holding the sides of chute, and the garbage may have cushioned the fall, but he did get severe injuries. Firefighters moved the compactor and removed the man from the chute.
Police said the man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash after robbing the bank. After detectives learned he was seen entering a nearby apartment building, they began searching the building. That's when a maintenance worker told them he could hear someone calling for help from a garbage chute in the basement. When the officers checked it out, they found the man trapped in the compactor. He had some of the bank's money on him.
He is under police guard at the hospital, where he is listed in critical condition, and will be charged with robbery when his condition improves.