This has to be the screwiest dumpster story since Lenny Dykstra went dumpster diving with Sprinkles the Clown for nine hours searching for his false teeth.

A New Jersey man says he was stuck in a dumpster for three days.

According to police, a 60-year-old man was rescued from a dumpster in Clifton on Saturday. The man says he spotted a chair in the dumpster that he wanted to salvage and fell in trying to recover it. Then he somehow couldn’t get out.

This happened at the Richfield Village Apartments in the 200 block of Richfield Terrace. Police say while they can’t verify how long the man was inside the dumpster the guy himself says it was three days.

Police say he was discovered after someone who lives in the complex finally heard his screams for help. He was rescued by firefighters and police. He suffered minor injuries in the ordeal for which he was treated at the scene.

I know we’re all wondering about the dimensions of this man-trapping dumpster but authorities didn’t have that information.

This is definitely one of those news stories that brings up more questions than are answered.

Was this an unusually deep, oversized dumpster? Was the man a little person? Or did a lid come down once he was inside and somehow lock, or jam?

Did he go three days without eating or was there leftover food in said dumpster? Did he take the chair that he wanted? How good could that chair have looked to him when it was already in a dumpster?

Whatever the answers, it’s certainly not the best way to spend an Easter weekend.

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