Man Sleeping In Dumpster Goes Through Trash Compactor And Survives

BERLIN - FEBRUARY 19: Garbage men of Berlin's waste services company, Berliner Stadtreinigung (BSR), dump garbage from household containers into a garbage truck on February 19, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. Workers in Germany's public sector are joining warning strikes organized by ver.di, the union of service workers, throughout the week in an ongoing dispute over higher wages. BSR workers are scheduled to participate in the strike on Friday, February 22. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

An Oregon man survived an ordeal that can only be described as a real-life nightmare.

Mendez Perez, 23, was sleeping in a dumpster when it was picked up and emptied into a garbage truck.

Perez, along with a load of cardboard, went through the truck’s trash compactor several times and somehow survived.

Perez reportedly escaped with a broken leg and was listed in “good condition” at a local hospital.

According to the Democrat-Herald, the garbage truck driver only realized Perez was in the compactor because he started throwing cardboard out of the truck as it was driving.

He got out to look and heard Mr. Perez yelling, so he contacted us,” an Albany Police Department said.