One poor Russian fellow got hopelessly stuck in a rubbish chute and had to be extracted by an emergency crew. And apparently it was no accident. The victim claims he was crammed into the chute by an angry taxi driver over an unpaid ride.
The stuck man was found in Russia’s Vladivostok by a local pensioner taking out the trash. The old man reported that once he opened the hatch he saw a pair of eyes staring at him and an outstretched hand. An outflow of bad language was quick to follow. The pensioner immediately called emergency services.
The emergency crew that arrived at the scene found the man well-and-truly jammed in the chute, but they professionally helped him to pop out like a cork from a bottle. The man was unhurt, but was in dire need of a shower.
The victim told police that he had no cash, but had a plastic card. The man proposed the taxi driver take him to the nearest ATM to withdraw some cash. However the driver turned savage, grabbed the client and inserted the poor fellow into the trash chute of a nearby apartment building, reportedly urinating on the head of the helpless victim afterwards.
Police, however, suspect the victim has been economical with the truth.
Cases of Russian becoming stuck in trash ducts are not all that rare, happening almost every year. Most commonly, people get themselves into that inconvenient space while trying to hide or escape from somebody chasing them, which could be police or an assailant. There has been at least one registered case when a person suffering from agoraphobia took a decision to hide in a smelly tube just to feel safe from our delirious world.