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Couple robbed while inside Dumpster

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Sep. 14, 2009, at 12:03 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 9:13 a.m.

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WICHITA — A man and woman decided to give the phrase "Dumpster diving" a new twist over the weekend, crawling inside one on North Waco so they could be alone.

But while they were engaged in what Wichita police described as "an intimate moment," they were robbed by a man armed with a pocket knife.

It all unfolded shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of North Waco, police said, when the man and woman, both 44, crawled into the trash container for privacy.

A short time later, a 59-year-old man and his 64-year-old companion interrupted the couple inside the trash container.

With the older man encouraging him, the 59-year-old man pulled out a pocket knife and took shoes, jewelry and the 44-year-old man's wallet.

Police were notified, and officers found the two suspects a short time later. The stolen property was recovered.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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