Trash Collector Finds Bloodied Man While Dumping Load at Fresno Landfill: Police

A garbage truck is seen in a file photo. (Credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus)

A garbage truck is seen in a file photo. (Credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus)

A garbage man made an unsettling discovery after he arrived at a Fresno recycling center before dawn Friday at the end of his trash-collection rounds. He had just dumped what appeared to be a bloodied body, police said.

The trash collector was further shocked to find that the man was still alive, according to Lt. Mark Hudson, a spokesman for the Fresno Police Department.

Authorities said he appeared to have fallen asleep in a trash bin that had been emptied. The garbage man told police the man, who was not identified, seemed to be under the influence of drugs when he was discovered.

Paramedics responded to the Cedar Avenue Recycling and Transfer Station to treat the man, who suffered minor injuries during the ordeal and was bleeding, Hudson said.

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