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Woman gets trapped in clothing bin after person allegedly “pushes her in,” police say it’s the third time

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A woman has recently been rescued from a clothing donation bin after she was trapped in it for three days.

Rescuers were called to the scene early January after a passerby heard screaming from the container and called 911.

The woman was reported to be homeless and was quickly taken to the hospital for frostbite.



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The woman, 38, revealed to the Paterson authorities how she was allegedly reaching into the bin on Friday night when someone pushed her in from behind and shut the door but was not able to escape due to the configuration of the container.

Firefighters freed her after opening the bottom of the bin.

Authorities say this account of the story is “unlikely,” as this is the third time the woman has been rescued from inside a clothing bin in the past two years. 

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