Man Scooped Up by California Garbage Truck Survives Ride

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A man who was searching for his wallet in a trash bin in Northern California was reportedly scooped up by a garbage truck and taken on a long ride without the truck driver aware of his extra baggage. Yahoo! News report:

The Oroville Mercury Register reports that the man survived the ride in the rear of a garbage truck. His name was not released.

Yolo County Sheriff’s Lt. Martin Torres said the man got struck in the trash truck when it made a pick-up Tuesday. The truck was headed to a landfill.

Torres said the man told police he was stuck in the truck for about an hour.

Authorities said the man told police he used lumber in the truck to reach the top of the garbage pile and avoid the compactor.

The man was taken to UC Davis Medical Center for complaints of back and neck pain.

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