Tuesday, December 30, 2003

From the "Ya know I always meant to take care of that" department
Patrice Moore, 43, said he called for help when the mountain of mail, books and other paper items collapsed on him Saturday. However no one heard him.
He was found at 1:45 p.m. Monday by his landlord.
Emergency workers, neighbors and about 20 firefighters dug through the debris to reach Moore, filling 50 garbage bags with paper. He was freed at about 2:15 p.m.
Moore was hospitalized with leg injuries.
The incident recalled the legendary case of the Collyer brothers, who in 1947 were discovered dead in their house in Harlem after one of the brothers was found trapped under a pile of papers and the other died of starvation.
Maybe the landlord was comin to evict him for being a messy slob who still hasn't paid the rent this month, but if one lets their home get so cluttered that his can happen, you deserve to get buried by it. Myself is guessing he kept occupied reading back issues of Maxim.

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