Dillon Co. suspect stuck under trash bin for hours
DILLON, SC (AP) - Authorities say a man who was trying to steal $10 worth of copper spent 12 hours stuck under a trash bin at a Dillon County landfill.
Deputies tell WBTW in Florence that 56-year-old Gibson Cook broke into the landfill Tuesday evening, then got stuck as he tried to crawl underneath the large container.
Landfill workers found Cook about 12 hours later with his legs sticking out from under the bin.
Emergency workers used air bags to lift the container and free Cook.
Employee Charlie Brown says the landfill has seen several thefts over the past six months but nothing like this.
Cook says "it was right disgusting" under the container.
Jail officials say Cook was waiting for a bond hearing. It was unclear if he had an attorney.