Man dies after becoming stuck in donation bin - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Man dies after becoming stuck in donation bin

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Police responded to a parking lot in Colina Del Sol Friday morning where a man, believed to be homeless, was found dead after apparently getting stuck in a clothing donation container.

Police arrived to find the man dead in the container in a parking lot on the 5300 block of University Avenue west of 54th Street. Officers said that the man was trying to get clothing out of the container and became stuck from the waist up in the container's chute with his feet hanging out.

The owner of a business on the lot told police that a cleaning crew was the first to discover the man. They said the way the man's body was positioned had them thinking it was some sort of joke.

The area is frequented by homeless people, with a recycling center and a grassy park nearby.

"They just want to live, they just want to survive," nearby business owner Victoria Ricasata said. "The guy was just getting clothes out of the bin and that's the last time he's going to do that. What's the city going to do before more deaths occur for homeless people?"

Check back for updates on this developing story.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.