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Man gets trapped inside washing machine


Posted on Tuesday, 7 January, 2014 | Comment icon 13 comments

Things didn't go quite as the man had hoped. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 BrokenSphere
A man in Australia managed to get himself stuck inside a washing machine while playing hide-and-seek.
The peculiar series of events saw the man climb in to a top-loading washing machine without any clothes on so that he could jump out and surprise his partner. Things didn't go according to plan however when he found that he was unable to escape.

Any hope of getting out of the predicament without drawing a lot of attention went out the window as firefighters, paramedics and even a search and rescue team arrived on the scene in an effort to free him from the machine. It took 20 minutes for rescuers to finally release him.

"It would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed," said Sergeant Michelle De Araugo.

Source: BBC News | Comments (13)

Tags: Trapped, stuck

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by libstaK on 7 January, 2014, 15:14
Quote The peculiar series of events saw the man climb in to a top-loading washing machine without any clothes on so that he could jump out and surprise his partner. Things didn't go according to plan however when he found that he was unable to escape. Perhaps "an empty washing machine" would be a better choice of wording, otherwise one might get the idea he climbed into the machine naked, l which would be yet more awkward for the "extractors." It actually says "without any clothes on" - so i think it is correct in saying he was naked. I don't think this happened at a laundromat (they just used... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by JGirl on 7 January, 2014, 16:34
no cure for stupid
Comment icon #6 Posted by Sundew on 7 January, 2014, 17:08
It actually says "without any clothes on" - so i think it is correct in saying he was naked. I don't think this happened at a laundromat (they just used a photo of washing machines is my take), I think they were playing hide and seek in the privacy of their home. My bad, should have actually read the article!
Comment icon #7 Posted by ancient astronaut on 7 January, 2014, 20:46
To label this as Bizarre is an understatement.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Realm on 7 January, 2014, 20:49
Em bare assing
Comment icon #9 Posted by thyra on 7 January, 2014, 21:36
ahaha! thats so sweet. I hope they dont give up playing hide and seek
Comment icon #10 Posted by HollyDolly on 9 January, 2014, 17:03
This is just wacko all the way.Sort of like the stories of the bride in the chest.There is an old manor house in England (I have forgotten the name) where a young bride played a game of hide and seek during the wedding festivies. She climbed into a chest and the latch fell trapping her inside. When they finally found her she was dead due to i assume lack of oxygen. Some of you folks in England may know the place I'm talking about.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Xynoplas on 9 January, 2014, 19:04
Comment icon #12 Posted by Peter B on 10 January, 2014, 15:36
A man in Australia managed to get himself stuck inside a washing machine while playing hide-and-seek. I'd just like to point out that this is extremely unusual behaviour in Australia...most Aussie blokes wouldn't be able to find the washing machine in their home.
Comment icon #13 Posted by pallidin on 12 January, 2014, 10:10
How does one get "stuck" in a top-loading machine. I can understand a front-loading machine as they have a forward lock that can not be opened from the inside. Being naked, though, I guess he was either seriously drunk or on drugs. Who knows.


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