Screaming homeless man rescued from inside garbage truck in Arizona

CREDIT: Scottsdale Fire Dept.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (AP) — Authorities in Scottsdale say a homeless man was rescued from a garbage truck after the driver heard yelling.

The Police Department says the 28-year-old man had crawled into a trash container in nearby Phoenix to sleep for the night.

According to police, the man was twice compacted inside the truck early Thursday morning but cardboard boxes apparently saved his life.

The truck was emptied of trash, and the man was taken to a hospital for treatment of a head injury. He had been in the truck for about 10 miles. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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