Skip to comments.Man ID'd After Being Crushed to Death in Dumpster (Local Reno Man Darwin Award Finalist!)
Posted on 06/14/2012 8:49:35 PM PDT by Crapgame
RENO, NV - Reno police have released the name of a man crushed to death after a chase downtown.
Wednesday morning about 11, police were helping Municipal Court marshals, who were trying to stop a man with a warrant out for his arrest. The man was on a bicycle, but then dropped the bike and ran.
Officers and marshals stopped the search when they couldn't find the man, but then a resident at the Truckee River Terrace Apartments reported finding a man in a trash compactor there. That's where police found 37-year-old Rodney Wright, the man marshals had been looking for.
Police say it appears Wright had jumped into a trash chute from one of the apartment floors and slid down to the attached compactor, which has an electronic activation that was apparently tripped when Wright entered it. An autopsy indicates Wright was crushed by the compactor. He was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.
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Hey......it works in the movies!
Poor bastard. RIP.
I guess his hopes for escape were ultimately crushed.
Seriously, though, his last moments must have been a nightmare. I’m imagining something like that scene from Star Wars, a New Hope, except there was no R2-D2 to save the day for him. I certainly wouldn’t wish that on anyone, no matter how criminally stupid they were.
Well, it’s a terrible thing. I don’t care how many warrants he had on him. When it comes to being crushed to death in a compactor, this could be you or me. That’s the way I feel.
When it comes to being crushed to death in a compactor, this could be you or me. Thats the way I feel.
I know a fool-proof way to avoid being crushed in a trash compactor.
Wasn't that a TWILIGHT ZONE ?
Wasn’t that a TWILIGHT ZONE ?
This is a mad house
Feels like being cloned
My beacon’s been moved under moon and stars
Where am I to go now that I’ve gone too far?
...But why say more? All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life. And if you be a philosopher, though seated in the whale-boat, you would not at heart feel one whit more of terror, than though seated before your evening fire with a poker, and not a harpoon, by your side.
You will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone.
Rodney Wright aka The Thin Man.
Talk about getting trashed!
Rachel Corrie sends her best wishes.
There, but for the grace of have two adjacent brains cell that occasionally communicate with each other, go I!
Was his last words “Chute”?
“Flat as a Pancake” by Head East
It lends a new meaning to “Dumpster-Diving”.
“I know a fool-proof way to avoid being crushed in a trash compactor.”
Don’t piss off the mob?