Sleeping Kentucky suspect nearly crushed in garbage truck

Dalton Brown
Dalton Brown Laurel County Correctional Center

A burglary suspect’s decision to hide in a dumpster nearly killed him.

Dalton Brown, 23, of London, was wanted out of Jackson County, and according to WKYT, and public works officials in Laurel County said Brown slept in a dumpster overnight until a garbage truck emptied the trash on Tuesday.

Police were notified when Brown eventually escaped the garbage truck and officers arrested the man who faces burglary charges, WYKT reported.

London Public Works’ Steve Edge told WKYT that Brown is a very lucky man.

“He is better off where he is than he could have been,” Edge said. “If that truck would have been loaded, it would have crushed him.”

Brown was taken to the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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