Naked man found sleeping in rubbish bin in Chinatown
37-year-old later arrested for drug-related offences
A naked man was found sleeping in a rubbish bin in a back alley in Chinatown on Monday by an elderly cardboard collector.
The 37-year-old's clothes were discarded beside the bin.
A police spokesman told The New Paper he was taken conscious by ambulance to the Singapore General Hospital and subsequently arrested for drug-related offences.
TNP understands he is Singaporean.
According to Shin Min Daily News, the man was found by a 70-year-old woman cardboard collector at 211 New Bridge Road.
She said that in her 20 years collecting cardboard, she had never seen such a sight.
She told Shin Min in Mandarin: "While I was picking cardboard, I realised the bin was not covered, so I peered in.
"How would I have known that I would see a man sleeping inside. I was scared half to death."
She then asked a cleaner working nearby for help, and he called the police.
He said: "When the police arrived, they gradually lowered the bin and lifted the thin, naked man out of it."
The police said they are investigating.