Fugitive Crushed in Trash Compactor

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A Reno fugitive hoped sliding down a trash chute would help him lose the police officers hot on his tail. Instead, it cost him his life. When Reno Municipal Court marshals identified 37-year-old Rodney Wright as the man on an outstanding warrant at 11 a.m. Wednesday, they called the police to help arrest him. Pedaling away on a bicycle on a downtown street, Wright eventually crashed near a river, ran into an apartment complex and slid down a trash chute – triggering a compactor that crushed him to death, according to Reno police.

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