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This is Why They Lock Donation Boxes

Firefighters were dispatched to Georgetown, Wash., where they found a 26-year-old woman with her leg trapped inside a clothing donation station. The woman allegedly told the rescuers she had crawled into the 4x4x6-foot box to gather some clothes for herself, but when she tried to climb back out, her leg got caught by ...yep!... the box’s anti-theft mechanism. The department’s technical rescue team used heavy tools to pry the mechanism open and free the woman. She declined medical treatment. (MS/Seattle Times, KOMO Seattle) ...Since her medical bills would have added an arm and a leg to her clothing costs.
Original Publication Date: 16 August 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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