A MAN GOT stuck in his washing machine completely naked after climbing into it as a joke.
Police had to free the 20-year-old Australian, who has been named only as Laurence, using a bottle of olive oil they found in his house as lubricant.
The man had climbed into the top-loading washing machine ‘for fun’ while on his way to have a shower, he told Fairfax Radio. The fun quickly evaporated, however, when he realized he couldn’t budge.
He called out to his friend for help, who rang the police. They responded to the scene, along with firefighters, paramedics and a search and rescue squad.
Shepparton police Sgt. Michelle De Araugo told the Shepparton News:
He was very well wedged in there and we were concerned for his health and well-being. It was just a game gone wrong. It would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed.
Rescuers tried in vain to pull Laurence from the machine. But when it became clear he was seriously stuck, they grabbed a bottle of his favourite olive oil to help lubricate his escape.
The oil worked, and he popped out.
Laurence compared the experience to being born, telling Fairfax Radio:
As soon as the washing machine went on its side, it was a bit like a birthing.
However, he added:
I was quite disappointed they used my good olive oil.