Man freed after being trapped in garbage truck

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A man stuck in the back of a garbage truck in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday morning walked away with only minor injuries.

KSTP and WCCO report the truck driver making stops near the Warehouse District heard banging at the back of his truck around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

"I kept hearing a noise and there's a guy inside my truck," the driver, John Bemonico, told KSTP. "He got cycled in somewhere down the street, but I don’t know where.”

Firefighters were able to rescue the victim who only had minor cuts and scratches. WCCO said once the man climbed out of the back, he asked which direction was south and walked away.

Bemonico presumes the man was homeless and was sleeping in a dumpster when it was emptied.

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