Woman Dies While Trying To Steal Clothing Out Of A Donation Box


On February 6, 56-year-old Judith Permar was found dead dangling from a clothing drop-off box by her arm.

The Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, resident had reportedly been removing items from the box at around 2 a.m. “She was fishing bags out and the ladder she was standing on gave way,
and she couldn’t get her hand loose,” said Mount Carmel Police Chief
Brian Hollenbush.

According to the county coroner, Permar died from blunt force trauma and hypothermia. When she fell, she broke her arm and wrist and wasn’t able to free herself from the container.

She wasn’t found until 8:30 a.m. that morning, more than six hours after she first arrived. Hollenbush said bags full of clothing and shoes were on the ground next to her, and that her black Hummer was parked nearby with the engine on.

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Police say that somebody reported a woman stealing items from another bin in November. A car with the same description was seen at that location.

(via Philly.com and PennLive)

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