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Man ID'd After Being Crushed to Death in Dumpster (Local Reno Man Darwin Award Finalist!)
KOLOTV ^ | June 14, 2012 | KOLO Staff

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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TOPICS: Humor; Local News; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: crime; darwin; doh; reno; trash
Possible Darwin Award finalist hails from Reno! Best of all he does the gene pool a favor. Ironically, the marshals thought he had misdemeanor warrants so they went to get out on him and he bolted. Usually indicative of someone who does in fact have a warrant. When they found him later, the marshals discovered it wasn't the guy they thought but the nominee had felony warrants. Another savings to the taxpayer...
1 posted on 06/14/2012 8:49:46 PM PDT by Crapgame
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To: Crapgame
jumped into a trash chute from one of the apartment floors

Hey......it works in the movies!

2 posted on 06/14/2012 8:57:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Crapgame

Poor bastard. RIP.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 8:58:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Crapgame

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.


4 posted on 06/14/2012 8:59:58 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Crapgame

5 posted on 06/14/2012 9:00:20 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Crapgame

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.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 9:01:00 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

When it comes to being crushed to death in a compactor, this could be you or me. That’s the way I feel.


I know a fool-proof way to avoid being crushed in a trash compactor.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 9:05:52 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Crapgame

8 posted on 06/14/2012 9:09:37 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
I know a fool-proof way to avoid being crushed in a trash compactor.

Wasn't that a TWILIGHT ZONE ?

9 posted on 06/14/2012 9:10:18 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

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?


10 posted on 06/14/2012 9:13:50 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
Well, I was really thinking of MOBY DICK, Chapter 60, The Line:

...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.

11 posted on 06/14/2012 9:22:24 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

You will come to know

When the bullet hits the bone.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 9:25:58 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Crapgame

Rodney Wright aka The Thin Man.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 9:34:16 PM PDT by JPG (Don't just talk about it, make it happen.)
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To: Crapgame

Talk about getting trashed!


14 posted on 06/14/2012 9:35:46 PM PDT by SPC CHEESE
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To: Crapgame

Rachel Corrie sends her best wishes.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 9:40:15 PM PDT by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: dr_lew
When it comes to being crushed to death in a compactor, this could be you or me. That’s the way I feel.

There, but for the grace of have two adjacent brains cell that occasionally communicate with each other, go I!

16 posted on 06/14/2012 9:46:50 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

Was his last words “Chute”?


17 posted on 06/14/2012 10:02:57 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

“Flat as a Pancake” by Head East


18 posted on 06/14/2012 10:05:08 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: SPC CHEESE

It lends a new meaning to “Dumpster-Diving”.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 10:25:27 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

“I know a fool-proof way to avoid being crushed in a trash compactor.”

Don’t piss off the mob?


20 posted on 06/15/2012 4:03:13 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Crapgame
Whoa! As teens we used to slide down the laundry chutes at the Claremont Resort/Hotel in the Oakland Hills regularly. We actually tried the garbage chute once. Hey it was dark, the laundry chute was locked up and we had had a few.
21 posted on 06/15/2012 5:03:00 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: dr_lew
When it comes to being crushed to death in a compactor, this could be you or me.

Perhaps it could happen to you...you're a better judge of that than am I.But as for me...heart attack,stroke,cancer,car accident? Maybe.Crushed by a trash compactor? Not so much.

22 posted on 06/15/2012 5:03:05 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Crapgame

He had a pressing engagement.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 8:32:52 AM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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