Drunk Pair Rudely Awakened in Dumpster Love Nest

Why yes, the Sunshine State strikes again
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2015 4:28 PM CST
Drunk Pair Rudely Awakened in Dumpster Love Nest
Drunk after a fine time at the casino? Don't crash here.   (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Robert Craig)

It takes a good stretch of the imagination to get from a hot night at the casino to the back of a garbage truck, but a couple from America's hotbed of strange and often illegal activity has this morning given us such a tale: As the Tampa Bay Times reports, a Progressive Waste Solutions driver was going about his rounds when he heard banging and yelling from the back of his truck. Lo and behold, there were Donald L. Jordan, 37, and Lisa Sirbella, 49, who appear to have fallen asleep in a Dumpster located outside a Tampa Wawa. They were rather abruptly awakened when the driver emptied the Dumpster into his compactor.

Cops say Jordan was aggressive, slurring his words, and smelled like booze; both were taken to the hospital with back pain. "It was originally believed that they were homeless," according to a sheriff's office report, "but it seems they were just really intoxicated after hanging out at the casino." (More alcohol is bad for you stories.)

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