Many New York residents have been piling criticism on city officials over heaps of snow and uncollected garbage lining streets after last week's blizzard. But trash bags left on one curbside may have saved a man's life, police said.
The garbage apparently broke the fall of a man who attempted suicide by jumping from the ninth floor of a building in midtown Manhattan Sunday, the New York Police Department said.
Police did not release the name of the man, who was still in critical condition late Sunday.
New York sanitation officials suspended garbage pickup after the blizzard, focusing on plowing instead.
They have said limited trash collection around the city will resume Monday, and that trucks began making garbage pickups at large apartment buildings Sunday.
so he wants to die, failed, and now smells like garbage.
hey banasy! Practice makes perfect!
this is actualy a little known sport called Xtreme Dumpster Diving.
Liberty Queen may have been the reason he was jumping.
Hilarious! Ten points.
See and all you idiots were complaining. They did it just for this reason.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
new chance of life.
you just can't handle that a STRONG musky woman brought you into this world, and your too weak to stomach the afterbirth. I am NOT single, I have a man that obeys as he should. so I laugh at you and your male mind.
Well you ruined your little ploy. If you had anything to do with women's rights you would of stated we are all equal instead of that dribble. You give women a bad name and make us look uneducated.
I bet you have a bigger mustache than me. Congrats!
You need to learn the difference between your and you're.........you're exposing your stupidity....get it?
As posted by you on another article.....
Males of the world: You are all feeble weak animals. You muscle brains will never know the musk of a true woman as I~I AM lesbian! I hate all of me, and all of you too, feeble ones.
.................so are you lesbian? or do you have a man? i'm confused....
the republicans and the democrats have made lives so hard in this country
This was president OBAMA's idea ~ because he is THE man with the plan ~ Suicide rates have DROPPED 32% since he took office ~ OBAMA 2012!!!
Incorrect. According to Huffpo, suicide rates have increased since 2008. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/26/suicide-rates-up-since-re_n_658668.html
I'm not sure being in critical condition is good news for this guy... but I hope this man embraces his second chance at life and finds happiness. Nothing except death is permanent.
well I guess that the universe is permanent. oh well, can't be the smartest tool in the shed everyday.
It really says a lot about this world today when only one comment so far is one expressing possible compassion. Don't any of you have minds advanced enough and capable if empathy for a fellow human being?
I hope this man finds unexpected new strength and hope from the fact that he is still alive, by a fluke, a slip of chance.
Jeez, that ding bat just doesn't have any luck. He should try again after after the garbage has been collected.
silly ignorant man lover. equality? after thousands of years of subjugation? YOU are the one who gives women a bad name. men are underhumans and should be treated as such!
and that is why men are bigger, faster, stronger. the only place that you should be is between the kitchen and the bedroom