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Homeless man seen sleeping in hot ash to keep warm

By Mason White 12:54 PM April 29, 2014
Ludvik Dolezal 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A homeless man regularly sleeps in hot ash to stay alive during freezing nights.

The man sports an extremely wrinkled face and a gray beard that is blackened by soot.

The man is known as the dirtiest man of Europe. Ludvik Dolezal sleeps every night in a pile of hot ash, burning his few belongings to save himself from the freezing cold.

“I sleep with my clothes in hot ash, and I cover myself with the ash to keep warm. I look like hell. I had a mattress, but I burned it,” Dolezal said.

“Sometimes people help me by giving me their old tires to burn,” he added. Dolezal is said to have a disorder that causes him to burn everything, but his crazy sleeping habit saves him from the freezing cold nights in Novy Bydzov, Czech Republic.

Dolezal receives $170 a month in government benefits. He gets through on a pack of cigarettes a day, and promises that he will never quit smoking.