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LANSING — A man was pronounced dead after getting caught and possibly strangled in a clothing donation bin Tuesday night.

Lansing Police Public Information Officer Robert Merritt said police were called to the scene around 10:30 p.m. outside Kent Deluxe Cleaners after receiving a call that a man was stuck in a clothing donation bin and only his legs were visible.

"It appears the man was stuck in the bin and his legs were dangling from the donation box entry chute," Merritt said.

The 53-year-old man was pinned in the chute by his arm and neck, similar to a choke hold in wrestling, according to the report.

The man was unresponsive when he was removed and a medical examiner on the scene pronounced him dead at 10:57 p.m. Police won't identify the man until his next of kin are notified.

Merritt said it appeared as though the man was trying to gain access to the bin and that the police are not investigating the death as suspicious at this time.

An autopsy has been scheduled to make sure there wasn't any foul play and to try and determine how long the man had been there.

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