Judith Permar was apparently using a step ladder to reach into the box to remove the articles inside, police say. The ladder collapsed, which led to door slamming down on her left arm, breaking both the arm and the wrist. Permar, unable to free her arm, was left hanging from the box.
“She was fishing bags out and the ladder she was standing on gave way and she couldn’t get her hand loose,” Mount Carmel Township Police Chief Brian Hollenbush said.
Police say Permar went fishing for the clothing sometime around 2:00 Sunday morning and was found approximately six hours later.
Bags filled with clothing and shoes were reportedly found in the immediate vicinity, her black Hummer still idling nearby.
This wasn’t her first visit to the box that killed her…. police had received a report of a woman who was driving a black Hummer removing items from the bin back in November.Tags: donation box, Judith Permar, Natalie, Pennsylvania, Theft