A man has been stuck in a rubbish bin for several hours after being thrown from the window of his car.
Key points:A woman told police the man had been acting strangely, and had been “tearing through the house”A man’s car had been stuck by a fire alarm for at least three hoursA neighbour said he was “shaking uncontrollably”A police officer found the man’s body in the bin, and a coroner was informed.
The 34-year-old man was travelling on a south-west Sydney freeway at about 3.45am (AEDT) on Saturday when he was stopped by a police officer in a yellow car.
The officer said the man was acting strangely and had not responded to any of his commands, and called the fire brigade.
“He was acting very strangely, very agitated, not responding to any commands.
He was tearing through the houses,” a neighbour said.”
I think he was acting really strange, very confused.
He had a tear gas canisters strapped to his back.”
He was later found inside a car on the freeway.
Police said the driver of the car was taken to hospital, and the coroner was told that the man died as a result of the injuries he suffered.
“This incident is currently under investigation by the NSW Police Force,” a spokeswoman for the force said.
Police also said the investigation was “in its early stages”.