August 20th, 2008 09:35 AM
Thief hid in a trash compactor. Great idea until they turned it on.
Update: Woman Killed Hiding In Trash Compactor / WILX TV 10, Mid-Michigan's Breaking News, Weather and Sports authority serving the Lansing and Jackson area
It's a story that takes all the wrong turns from the start to the tragic finish.
Authorities say 26-year-old Tyree Monique Tate and her sister were caught shoplifting monday at the Lansing Mall's T.J. Maxx. Eaton County Undersheriff Fred McPhail says the women then sprayed security guards with mace and fled, running across Saginaw Highway. Tate's sister was caught; Tate found a hide out.
"She apparently jumped into a trash compactor after she had fled from the security guards at T.J. Maxx," McPhail says.
And it was in that trash compactor, behind Goodwill on Saginaw, that Tate was crushed as she hid from the law.
"They had an employee go out to cycle the compactor," McPhail says. "I don't know if they heard a scream or not."
There are warning signs all over the trash compactor, telling people to keep out and do not enter. Tate wasn't in the compactor for very long, only a few minutes, but it was long enough to cause major damage.
"Who'd think you'd jump into that and within a few minutes someone would come in and come outside and cycle the trash," McPhail says, citing this as being one of the most tragic, peculiar cases he's seen in 20 years of law enforcement.
Tate eventually died from her injuries early Tuesday.
Ingham County Medical Examiner Dr. Dean Sienko reviewed the autopsy results with News 10.
"The cause of death was multiple crush injuries," Sienko says, also saying he's never seen a death with these type of circumstances.
Tate's distraught family declined comment Tuesday at her Delta Township apartment. Her death is likely too much to bear and too painful to imagine.
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August 20th, 2008 09:53 AM
I'll never understand why some people work so hard to win the Darwin Award.
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August 20th, 2008 10:28 AM
It's tragic.....but I laughed while reading the story.
All that comes to my mind is "The stupid shall be punished".
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August 20th, 2008 10:35 AM
Now BG's come not only in the moron variety but different sizes; such as the compact size.
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August 20th, 2008 10:38 AM
Wow, that's gotta hurt, but I don't know that I would consider it a tragedy.
August 20th, 2008 11:37 AM
I doubt she had to work all that hard.
Originally Posted by obxned
Probably just came naturally.
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The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
August 20th, 2008 12:23 PM
They should give the store employee a medal and reward. He just saved the state some money and removed an unwanted slug from the gene pool!
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." - Sir Winston Churchill
August 20th, 2008 12:45 PM
I'm sure somehow, someway, it will be TJmax, the mall and security company's fault. I'm also sure she was just about to turn her life around and sung in church too.
August 20th, 2008 01:04 PM
Well, she was where 'trash' belongs.
August 20th, 2008 05:43 PM
I just love a happy ending,getting caught shoplifting is one thing using force to escape when caught is another, she made a choice
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August 21st, 2008 09:21 AM
Ok so when is the family going to sue the mall and the employee lol. They are going to say something like the person should have checked before using the compactor to see if someone was hiding in it.
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August 21st, 2008 09:26 AM
Man, I was drinking coffee when I read this. I almost had a big mess on my laptop.
Originally Posted by Reborn
Judgment comes in many fashions, for some it is swift and for others it is buy 1 get 1 free
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
August 21st, 2008 01:03 PM
I wonder if the stolen clothes were "Permanent Press"?
August 21st, 2008 04:23 PM
Sad but true. Her families blood sucking lawyer will spin all kinds of yarns to a jury. In the end it will be payday for the rest of them.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.
August 21st, 2008 04:43 PM
Getting yourself crushed over shoplifting... Can you say idiot? This is just as pathetic as that kid awhile back that stabbed his brother to death with a steak knife because he wouldn't give him a turn playing Xbox...
I would have to be in a pretty bad situation to even consider shoplifting, and I sure as hell wouldn't use force to try and escape.. I would just give up, the chances of successfully escaping are slim to none... and there are countless charges that can be tacked on for resisting..
Its always something isn't it?
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