Man sleeping in dumpster hospitalized after he was thrown in garbage truck, trapped

SAN ANTONIO – A man who slept in a dumpster and was picked up by a garbage truck was admitted to hospital with minor injuries.

San Antonio police said the incident happened around 5:15 a.m. Monday after the garbage truck picked up trash behind a KFC on the 8200 block of Bandera Road, off Guilbeau Road on the northwest side.

The man had slept in the dumpster and was picked up with the garbage, police said. The driver of the truck stopped when he heard screams.

Police said the driver then spotted the man trapped in the back of the truck.

The man suffered minor injuries and was taken to the university hospital.

His condition is unknown at this point.

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