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. jon

    Wow! everything happens for a reason. I wonder what reason this guy survived? Maybe he might go on to save somebody and set on a chain reaction that will change the world. Or maybe it just wasnt his time. Everybody has an impact on everybody!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. porkchop

    You guys all suck! Imagine if this poor guy recovers with his new lease on life and reads this article about himself then checks the comments. Don't be so callous. Everybody has had weak points in their life and some people don't have the mechanisms or support group to help deal with them. I'm glad you made it through good sir and I hope you can learn to enjoy life to it's fullest.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Name*Steve W

      Amen, Brother. Everyone makes mistakes, but if we love and encourage and pray for them, we give them the BEST chance not only to reclaim and rebuild their lives, but to understand their own value and maybe encourage THEM to help prevent others from "falling" into tragedy for themselves and their family!

      January 3, 2011 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Liberty Queen

    Men have always rejected me. I hate all me. Now I am a true happy lesbian.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
    • porkchop

      Keep the idiocy going.

      January 3, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
    • deepwater805

      You "hate all me". So what you're really saying is that you hate everybody, including yourself. That explains allot....

      January 3, 2011 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
    • william brown

      Liberty Queen and to all others from the north get a job! and respect others as we do here in the south, come to New Orleans we can change your way of thinking or die tring

      January 3, 2011 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Liberty King

    Woman, stop all this yappin and make me my eggs!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tivoli

    Glad he survived, and hope he realizes he was seriously lucky, and perhaps has a new outlook on himself and his life. Im not gonna negatively comment on any comments made on here because everyone has a right to their opinion and considering the story and the means by which this mans life was supposedly saved-well I can see how many could see it as tragic, pathetic, comedy, serious, religous, etc.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. Liberty Queen

    HAHAHA! silly little male jealousy posers! you will never know the smell of a strong woman's musk! and kidkramer, what musk you had is lost. you are now an underhuman as well, equal to the men in squalor. never to attain your true musky power of womanhood. you will never crush men beneath your feat as I have done. and you will never taste the musky freedom of living life as a god woman. hahahahaha!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Liberty King is a Biotch

      and you should get used to the smell of the ktichen

      January 3, 2011 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
    • just me

      I think you're confusing "musk" with B.O.

      January 3, 2011 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tom

    Glad then the production of any offspring won't be happening to keep that kind of mantra going.

    As far as the guy, I'm glad he survived the fall and hopefully with counseling he can get his life back on track, we have all been there at one point or another and a whole slew of us are on that road since opportunities are scarce.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  8. DDog

    Well done, Liberty Queen/King. Do you have a split personality or are you just a smartass like me? (or maybe a couple smartasses). In any case, good show old bean.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Liberty King

    Woman! Quit yapping on about your 'musk!' Stop actin' tough on the CNN blog, and get my omelet started! Oh, and how about you shower some of that 'musk' off today? Apartment stinks!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. Liberty King

    I'm a smartass. This woman's just nuttier than squirrel s+++. Sometimes I don't know why I married her. 350 pounds of 'musk' and hell, I swear.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. DDog

    I can smell it from here.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
    • just me

      Naaaah, that's just the dead possum in the road

      January 3, 2011 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. Liberty Queen

    I am not evil. I detest you all, as you are lacking in musk. Be off, and fry your own eggs. I am lesbian by choice and live high on a mountain. Man Guy is my male slave. He will never know the smell of a woman's musk!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
  13. Liberty King is a Biotch

    Why did the woman cross the road? It doesnt matter, why was she out of the kitchen in the first place.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |

    Sherri W.W. or anyone using a similar name is a TROLL! they may seem level headed at first, but its just part of a trap that requires you to react so he/she can get their rocks off. DO NOT INTERACT WITH THIS PERSON!!!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. fknrob!

    I bet liberty queen is a man.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
    • just me

      only in his/her own mind

      January 3, 2011 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
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