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Archive for Friday, October 9, 2009

Trash truck helps stifle leap from bridge

October 9, 2009

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— Shawnee police say it was fortunate that a garbage truck was in the area when a 17-year-old boy tried to jump from a bridge.

According to area media reports, a Shawnee officer saw the boy around 9 a.m. Thursday pacing on a bridge over Shawnee Mission Parkway.

The officer grabbed the boy’s arm as he jumped, then held him there while waiting for help.

While the boy’s feet dangled from the bridge, officers radioed for a fire truck before noticing that a large, box-shaped garbage truck was stopped below because of the incident.

The truck was moved beneath the boy and he was lowered to the top of it.

The teen was taken to a mental health center for evaluation.

Comments

hail2oldku 5 years, 2 months ago

Why is the heading Trash Truck blah, blah, blah since it was the cop that saved the kid. The truck helped save the cop's arms from giving out before the fire truck arrived.

jonas_opines 5 years, 2 months ago

C'mon, Con1, if you read between the lines it's pretty clear that the kid was trying to escape the Matrix, an Agent was after him, he jumped off the bridge onto the trash truck, then the Agent took over the trashtruck driver and the kid got caught. He's probably spilling the beans on Zion right now.

trinity 5 years, 2 months ago

take the red pill&see how deep the rabbit hole goes...

Trinity, my heroine! :)

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