90-year-old man trapped in car for 3 days survives on cake, cookies

90-year-old man trapped in car for 3 days survives on cake, cookies

Credit: WTSP

Ambrozia managed to drive himself home, but once he parked his car in the garage he was not able to get out. / WTSP

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by CBS News

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Posted on May 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla.--  A 90-year-old man stuck in his car for three days survived by eating cake, cookies and empty ice cream cones, according to local reports.

Neighbors John Collins and Carl Frantz tell CBS affiliate WTSP-TV that Justyn Ambrozia was unable to get out of his car after sustaining injuries in a fall at a grocery store.

"There was something on the floor that he tripped on," Collins told WTSP. "He says he grabbed for the shelf and the shelf let loose, and when he went to the floor he broke his arm. He broke his hip."

Frantz was upset that he didn't help Ambrozia sooner.

"I always watched out for him and then, when something happened, I wasn't there to help him," Frantz told WTSP.

Collins went on to say that the store helped Ambrozia out of the store but did not call paramedics to help the eldery man.

"Put him in the car with his groceries," Collins told WTSP. "They should have called. They shouldn't have touched him."

Ambrozia managed to drive himself home, but once he parked his car in the garage he was not able to get out.

The Tampa Bay Times reports three days went by before anyone noticed anything until a neighbor and his dog sensed something was wrong.

Tim Weidman saw Ambrozia's hand waving as he walked by on Thursday afternoon and called for help, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Ambrozia was rushed to Medical Center for Trinity for his hip.

"When they picked him up and put him on the gurney, he was scrunched all up in a knot," Frantz told the station.

Ambrozia is currently recovering from his injuries. The store where the fall took place did not comment.

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