Naked man found sleeping in rubbish bin in Chinatown

PHOTO: Shin Min Daily News

A naked man was found sleeping in a rubbish bin in a back alley in Chinatown on Monday by an elderly cardboard collector.

The 37-year-old's clothes were discarded beside the bin.

A police spokesman told The New Paper he was taken conscious by ambulance to the Singapore General Hospital and subsequently arrested for drug-related offences.

TNP understands he is Singaporean.

According to Shin Min Daily News, the man was found by a 70-year-old woman cardboard collector at 211 New Bridge Road.

She said that in her 20 years collecting cardboard, she had never seen such a sight.

She told Shin Min in Mandarin: "While I was picking cardboard, I realised the bin was not covered, so I peered in.

"How would I have known that I would see a man sleeping inside. I was scared half to death."

She then asked a cleaner working nearby for help, and he called the police.

He said: "When the police arrived, they gradually lowered the bin and lifted the thin, naked man out of it."

The police said they are investigating.

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