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. Liberty Queen

    Dear Eugenio~Might I suggest "Hooked on Phonics," you brainless wonder.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. DevoutMuslim

    @william brown ....what is "tring"?

    January 3, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. william brown

    don't worry your little sand N***** brain about it.

    January 3, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    Good morning. I just wanted to let everyone know that we have a poser in our midst. This individual has been using other people's personal usernames in an attempt to disrupt our conversations and make it seem like we are always posting in this fashion to anyone visiting her for the first time. So, if someone youmet here and have come to know a little bit starts posting like a teenager on drugs, it's not your friend. Those of us who are genuine and have been here for a while can pretty much tell when this troll(s) hit the boards, but we should all be careful that this does not destroy our personal relationships with one another nor with CNN. (not that i'm a huge CNN fan, I come here because the people are nicer than the other news outlets)

    January 3, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. be nice

    you guys have to be nice! he almost took his life and he is in despair. i just hope He realizes how much Christ loves him and his situation will change cos he's going THROUGH it. its not permanent. he is loved! God bless!

    January 3, 2011 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Just Saying

    Musk is the name originally given to a substance with a penetrating odor obtained from a gland of the male musk deer, which is situated between its back/rectal area... Ha. That says enough, eh?

    January 3, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bane

    phil is probably the troll. he's the only name that hasn't been posting through the night. and all of a sudden here he is. weird. it would be pretty sad to see this person in real life, phil. if that is your real name.

    January 3, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    hey phil, its been a long night. poserboy has been here most of it from what I can tell. anyways, back to bed for a bit.

    January 3, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. phil @ you tolls, hijackers of peronal s/n's

    Some of us who have been here for awhile have little trouble figuring out the s/n's (screen names) that you usually post under and are patiently waiting for CNN staff to do something about it. So troll-on and "enjoy" it while you still can. And know that when all is said and done, it is only you yourselves being hurt. You are abusing yourselves in your vain attempts to abuse others. I sincerely hope you can see this somehow, and get some help. Visit any mental health professional (I suggest finding one that doesn't prescribe drugs) and they will help you. Or openly discuss this with your parents or close family friend who still love you, if any. You only think that this sort of behavior is amusing. In reality, if you don't do something about it, your very being will pay a hefty toll. You and only you will pay the price.

    January 3, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. ***dude***

    Between the Poser-boys 'n girls and the so-called cnn moderators, its hard to discuss the topics these days

    January 3, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. phil

    hey banasy, it looks like the troll's wore you out last night. And thanks again for recognizing me, as I did you. These Imp's simply do not have the capacity to form social bonds like many of us have done here. Hope you sleep/slept well, and I will look for your post's as usual. (smile)

    January 3, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. WhatUtalkinBoutWillis

    Score one for lazy sanitation workers. This totally makes up for the dead newborn. I'm suspecting this guy tried to end his life to avoid sharing the same air as some of you people on here. The cowardice you show when you're safely anonymous reveals your failed upbringing. Society and your parents have truly failed you.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. phil

    @Bane...My posting habits have remained relatively unchanged, although due to the volume of trolling last night, I did quit posting. After my last post of the evening, I did post that it was my last one and any following "phil's" posting were not me. And phil is my real name. It's short for Philip, and it means "Lover of horses" in latin, although riding horses has never really been fun for me. I was raised way up in the Rocky Mountain's and horse riding meant work. And you Bane, what is your name?

    January 3, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  14. banasy

    um, phil? that wasnt me.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bane

    so? I still think you're the troll. so you have a good story sometime. so what? its part of being a good troll. and now all you talk about is the troll. sounds like a typical ego driven idiot trying to get some attention online.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
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