Firefighters in New Jersey rescued a woman from a clothing donation bin. She spent three days of confinement without enough food and sleep.
The unnamed homeless woman, 38, told the police she was reaching for the bin when someone pushed her from behind.
About 11:30 A.M. on January 6, someone who happened to pass by near the bin heard a person screaming from it.
After calling 911, firefighters rush to open the bottom of the bin to free the woman. But the police said it is hard to escape from it due to the placement of the sliding door.
During the rescue operation, firefighters used metal tools to open the bottom of the container.
The woman complained of numbness in her legs after coming out of the bin. Concerned citizens rushed her to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment of apparent frostbite.
However, Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale reported that the woman’s story of how she fell inside may be unlikely.
He said it’s the third time in two years that they rescued a woman inside a clothing donation box who is apparently homeless.