Sunday, October 21, 2012

From the WTF! Files: Man Dies After Being Swept Up by Street Cleaner

Yeah. You can't make this stuff up.

A man has been found dead at a garbage sorting facility in Tokyo's Koto Ward, and police suspect he was accidentally caught by a street cleaning truck.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said the body of a man was found Oct. 16 and it is questioning a 34-year-old street cleaner driver on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in death. "I didn't notice anything at all," the driver was quoted as saying.

MPD officials said that the body is believed to be that of a 69-year-old man from Sumida Ward after bloodstains and his shoes were found near his home on a road swept by the street cleaner.

Now I'm going to be real careful from now on when I drink, get too drunk and then decide to nap by the side of the road!


Andrew Joseph said...

Honestly... I'm surprised dumb stuff like this doesn't happen more often all over the world.

Anonymous said...

Can those machines even pick up a dead cat or dog? The machine didn't kill him. I doubt the machine even swept him up. Someone is trying to make a patsy out of the poor truck driver.