It seems like a paradox to say someone who sleeps in a dumpster is LUCKY . . . but here you go.
A 23-year-old guy named Ivan Rosalio Mendez Perez from Albany, New York was sleeping in a dumpster on a big stack of recycled cardboard last week, when suddenly the trash compactor came and SCOOPED him up.
He was stuck in the back of the truck while it started compacting the trash over and over.
And somehow . . . he survived. He only wound up with a broken leg.
The driver finally realized Ivan was in his truck when he got out and heard someone screaming for help. So the fire department came and got Ivan out.
Reporters asked a spokeswoman from the dumpster company how situations like this can be avoided. She says, quote, “Stay out of dumpsters. Pretty simple.”