NYPD: Uncollected trash broke man's fall during suicide attempt
January 3rd, 2011
02:28 AM ET

NYPD: Uncollected trash broke man's fall during suicide attempt

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.

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  1. Marklang

    so he wants to die, failed, and now smells like garbage.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    hey banasy! Practice makes perfect!

    January 3, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ed Bailey

    this is actualy a little known sport called Xtreme Dumpster Diving.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bart

    Liberty Queen may have been the reason he was jumping.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
    • imdotaboutdotcom

      Hilarious! Ten points.

      January 3, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. mechatronics

    See and all you idiots were complaining. They did it just for this reason.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pat

    One man's trash is another man's treasure.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. www.twitter.com/hlmelsaid

    new chance of life.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Liberty Queen

    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.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
    • kidkramer

      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.

      January 3, 2011 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Name*Dave

      I bet you have a bigger mustache than me. Congrats!

      January 3, 2011 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      You need to learn the difference between your and you're.........you're exposing your stupidity....get it?

      January 3, 2011 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
    • ktc2407

      As posted by you on another article.....

      Liberty Queen

      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....

      January 3, 2011 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. lucluc

    the republicans and the democrats have made lives so hard in this country

    January 3, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Sherri W.W.#1~ILLINOIS

    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!!!

    January 3, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
    • imdotaboutdotcom

      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

      January 3, 2011 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. Bunny

    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.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Bunny

    well I guess that the universe is permanent. oh well, can't be the smartest tool in the shed everyday.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. greenbird321

    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.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
    • jean

      I agree!!!!!!

      January 3, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  14. deepwater805

    Jeez, that ding bat just doesn't have any luck. He should try again after after the garbage has been collected.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. Liberty Queen

    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!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Liberty King is a Biotch

      and that is why men are bigger, faster, stronger. the only place that you should be is between the kitchen and the bedroom

      January 3, 2011 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
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