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Woman suffers frostbite after being trapped in clothing bin for days: police

2020-01-07

A woman in New Jersey was rescued after being found in a clothing donation bin, police said Tuesday.

And she may have been trapped inside that bin for several days.

The 38-year-old was discovered in the clothing bin behind an apartment building in Paterson early Monday, according to police.

The unidentified woman claims she was reaching into the bin when someone pushed her into it Friday night, according to NBC 4 News. Authorities note, however, this is the third time in the last two years the woman - who is believed to be homeless - has been found inside a clothing donation bin.

She was discovered this time after someone walking by heard her screams and called 911.

The woman was taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center and treated for frostbite, according to ABC 7 News.