© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Man Gets Stuck In Trash Chute Trying To Retrieve Phone

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Once, I jumped into a swimming pool only to realize I had a phone in my pocket. In fact, it's happened twice. So I can sympathize with the feeling of a man in Washington, D.C. Police say he believed he had mistakenly thrown out his phone with the trash. So he leaned in the garbage chute to recover it, then fell in. He was somehow able to call 911 from inside the chute and was rescued, though it's not clear which phone he used. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.