PORTLAND, O.R.--A man is lucky to be alive after he was caught in a garbage truck as it compacted two times.
Police say 27-year-old Justin Gilpatrick left a bar but decided he did not want to drink and drive so he fell asleep inside a recycling dumpster.
During the middle of the night, a crew emptied the contents of the dumpster into a compactor truck.
The truck driver began compacting the load while Gilpatrick was inside. The driver then heard Gilpatrick's screams and pulled over.
Gilpatrick was treated and released from a local hospital for minor injuries.