Firefighters use olive oil to rescue naked man from washing machine

In Mooroopna, Australia, an unnamed man was playing a game of hide-and-seek and got himself stuck in a washing machine. Authorities came to his rescue and plied him from the appliance with olive oil. But, to supposedly ease the rescue (or make better Internet?), in a case like this, it’s best if the person who is stuck gets naked.

Lucky for the local emergency services, this idiot was already naked.

“I guess if he’s going to get into a washing machine,” said First Constable Ingram, “it’s best if he has no clothes on to be able to get him out like that … I guess the clothes can provide a bit of resistance.”

It took the emergency team approximately 20 minutes to get the man out of the machine. Personnel from several departments in the northern Victoria region responded, from police and firefighters to volunteers from the State Emergency Service and the Shepparton Search and Rescue Squad. “He was very well wedged in there and we were concerned for his health and wellbeing,” said police Sergeant Michelle De Araugo. “It was just a game gone wrong. It would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed.”

Luckily, the individual was not harmed in the rescue attempt.

Ingram warned the community to be more aware when playing naked hide-and-seek. “My advice would be for people not to climb into appliances,” he said. “Obviously, that causes a number of issues as we’ve seen on the weekend.”

source: ABC AU/image via