A couple sleeping off a night’s partying inside a Florida trash dumpster was emptied into a garbage truck whose driver told a police operator that, “I almost killed both of them.”
According to cops, Lisa Sirabella, 49, and Donald Jordan, 37, were asleep inside a dumpster outside a Wawa market in Tampa when a Progressive Waste Solutions truck pulled up to the business around 5 AM today.
Driver Radmas Valasquez hooked the dumpster up to his truck and emptied its contents--Sirabella and Jordan included--into the vehicle. After driving away, he heard the pair yelling from inside the truck bay and dialed 911.
Sirabella and Jordan, who were not arrested today, are pictured in the above mug shots, which were taken following prior collars.
“I was picking up some containers,” Valasquez told a police operator. “I got two people, I don’t know how they got in the back of the truck. But they stuck in the truck.” Valasquez noted that he went to compact the trash before realizing that Sirabella and Jordan were inside the truck. “I almost killed both of them,” he said.
Emergency service workers were able to free Sirabella and Jordan from the garbage truck. They were then transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies surmised that the duo “likely became intoxicated at the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino” before dozing off in the dumpster. Jordan, who smelled of booze, told cops that the pair was visiting the Tampa area from Kissimmee, a city about 75 miles away.
According to court records in Osceola County (where Kissimmee is located), Sirabella and Jordan have frequently been arrested over the past several years. Sirabella’s rap sheet includes busts for loitering, theft, battery, resisting arrest, and drunk driving. Jordan has been busted for cocaine possession, loitering, trespass, panhandling, drinking in public, battery, and disorderly conduct.