Man and woman sleeping in dumpster tossed in garbage truck

SPOKANE, Washington (KHQ) – A man and a woman were found in the back of a garbage truck in Spokane, Washington Tuesday.

The truck picked up a dumpster early Tuesday morning and dumped the trash into the back.

What the driver didn’t know was two people and their dog were inside the dumpster sleeping.

The man and woman were taken to local hospitals to be evaluated.

They were both released.

They were not injured by the compactor in the truck but from the fall into the truck. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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