Garbage Pile Saves Man Who Tried To Commit Suicide

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New York– A suicidal man plummeted nine stories and survived in midtown Sunday when he landed on a mountain of trash that had piled up since last week’s blizzard, officials said.

Vangelis (Angelo) Kapatos, 26, wearing only pajama bottoms, jumped from his family’s apartment in the Whitby building on 45th St. near Eighth Ave. just after noon.

The young man, troubled by a threat of eviction from the rent-regulated apartment, was fresh out of psychiatric treatment, relatives said.


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