Man Dies Inside Clothing Donation Bin

The bizarre tragedy is a mystery

Sadly, there’s a whole lot more questions than answers in this one. Somehow, a Lansing man got himself stuck inside a clothing donation bin earlier this week and died. The actual cause of death is still being investigated, but it appears to be strangulation. Police were called to the scene of the bin, located outside of a dry cleaning shop, after receiving word that the man’s legs were visible and dangling from the entry chute. The 53-year-old was pinned by his arm and neck, similar to a wrestling choke hold, according to the official report.

The man’s death isn’t being investigated as suspicious, though it looks pretty darned suspicious to me. An autopsy has been scheduled to ensure that there wasn’t any foul play, and also to determine approximately how long he was stuck in the chute.

Remember, folks: those bins are there for you to donate your used books and clothes, not yourselves.


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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