Another Darwin Award winner candidate, this time from Reno, NV.
From the Reno Gazette-Journal: A Reno man who died Wednesday when he fled authorities into a trash compactor has been identified as Rodney L. Wright Jr., 37.
11 a.m. Wednesday Reno Municipal Court marshals spotted Wright, who
they thought may be wanted for misdemeanor arrest warrants, police
said. He fled on his bicycle. Wright then ran from the officers after
crashing his bike near the Truckee River Lodge on First and Ralston
streets. Marshals lost sight of him and called off the search. But about
11:24 a.m., an employee of the lodge found Wright in the trash
compactor and told police.
Police believe he entered the
trash chute from one of the floors of the lodge and slid down into the
compactor, which activated automatically when he entered. Wright was
severely injured and after removing him from the compactor officers
immediately began life-saving efforts, police said. An ambulance took
him to a hospital where he was declared dead. An autopsy Wednesday
showed Wright had injuries consistent with being crushed. http://www.rgj.com/article/20120614/NEWS01/120614006/Reno-police-release-name-man-who-died-after-fleeing-into-commercial-trash-compactor?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
Clearly, it is sad for the man's family that he died, it is also good for the community that his DNA is eliminated from the DNA pool. Sorry that the employee who found the crushed body had to be a witness to this guy's stupidity.
Another Darwin Award winner nominee.