Disabled woman trapped inside home by misplaced dumpster

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CLEVELAND, OH – Miracle Heru is thankful she can leave her house again.

She’s been trapped inside since Monday because a dumpster was blocking her wheelchair lift.

"She wheels her chair into here, like an elevator,” explained her caretaker Robert Williams.

Heru has Multiple Sclerosis and is moving to a nursing home in a few weeks. She figured she’d get a dumpster to help with trash, so she rented one and it was eventually delivered. When Williams saw where it was put, he called All American Waste Management to get it moved, but had no luck. The owner told him it would cost another $100.

"She doesn’t have any more money to move the dumpster,” he said.

Fed up and frustrated, Williams decided to contact FOX 8. He also called Cleveland Police. They showed up while Reporter Brittany Harris was there and agreed the dumpster needed to be relocated. They called the owner along with Harris and the owner agreed to come back out free of charge.

"If there would have been any indication of special needs or placement issues by all means I would've delivered it myself personally being the owner,” said owner of All American Waste Management Alex Gurbis.

He said his driver was originally told to put the dumpster as far back as possible, which he said he did, and claims he was never told not to block the wheelchair lift or the stairs.

After a few minutes of talking with police, Miracle and Williams, Gurbis successfully moved the dumpster further up the driveway.

"I appreciate everyone stepping in and it happened just like that. As soon as we called you guys, the police showed up on the scene and as you can see the dumpster is moved,” said Williams smiling.