ROCHESTER, NY A 73-year-old man was found dead in a garbage can on his front porch, where police believe he had been stuck for three days.
Robert Hamm waved to a mailman and a newspaper carrier while in the trash can earlier this week but may have been too weak to alert them that he was stuck, police said.
|Days earlier he'd waved to a mailman and a newsboy while stuck in the can.|
The 11-year-old newspaper carrier, who had waved back to Hamm on Monday, discovered him dead Wednesday.
Hamm, who was of medium height and build, apparently had fallen backward into the standard-size metal can on his enclosed porch and couldn't get out, Liepins said. He was found in the can up to his armpits, with his legs sticking out.