(source) - TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Florida say a man and woman who were intoxicated had to be rescued after falling asleep in a dumpster that was later emptied into a garbage truck.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials say the couple had been sleeping in a dumpster outside a convenience store near Tampa early Wednesday. When the dumpster was emptied into the back of the garbage truck, they started screaming and banging on the sides of the truck.
Rescue crews were called just after 5 a.m. They removed 37-year-old Donald L. Jordan and 49-year-old Lisa Sirabella from the truck. They were taken to Tampa General Hospital after complaining of back pain.
Deputies originally believed they were homeless, but learned they were highly intoxicated after hanging out at a nearby casino.
Pretty dense story here for what was seemingly a small event. First of all, Florida. Second of all, how about these two party people? Look we can all pile on here and say that these two are garbage (get it), that they're white trash (and one), that Donald L. Jordan looks like he's lived 37 long years of getting his ass handed to him by life, that Lisa Sirabella was probably hot at one point in her life until meth happened, that a ending up in a dumpster together after a night of gambling makes way too much sense when you look at these two, and so on and so on. We can say all that, sure. But I'm gonna take the high road here and give these guys a one time pass. Dumpster life is no joke, guys. It's not for everyone clearly. You can't just go jumping in dumpsters to sleep off too many free drinks and a big loss at the casino. No, you need to know the schedules: when's trash day? What time do the trucks get here? In case of an emergency, what dumpsite can I expect to be taken to? How can you escape a trash compactor? You need to embrace the lifestyle as well. Spend time down in the sewers during the day, bash rats when you see them, pick coins out of fountains. Basically, you need to be a dumpster person. So let's just chalk this up as a lesson learned and you two stay out of dumpsters from here on out if you're not committed to doing it right, okay?