So the laundromat bores you? Try sticking your youngster in a washing machine…
In the video above (recorded by a laundromat surveillance camera) a man closes a young boy in a washing machine as a joke, but the door locks, trapping junior inside. When the automatic cycle starts the parents start to panic.
Light bulb moment: it’s a bad idea to place a child (or an infant, small adult, domestic pet, etc.) in a laundry machine. Ever. Period.
Unfortunately by the time the lightbulb illuminates, junior’s already spinning inside the washing machine and the genius man is helpless. He tugs the door, dances around and finally decides to seek a laundromat attendant. At last this coin-op nightmare is resolved by an efficient attendant who interrupts the wash cycle and liberates the damp but uninjured tot. The attendant’s efficiency is actually a little alarming. Has he experienced this before?
Darwin Awards, anyone?
Despite spending a minute or more getting tumbled and rinsed, the being trapped for more than a minute, the child escaped the doltish prank bruised but otherwise intact. Or so reports assure us, though I suspect that psychotherapy might be a better judge of that.
- Parents Put Child In Washing Machine at Public Laundromat (inquisitr.com)
- Parents Put Baby In Washing Machine (wreg.com)
- Laundromat employee saves toddler put in machine (foxnews.com)
- Video of Parents Locking Toddler in Washing Machine Circulates The Internet, Prank Or Punishment? (ibtimes.com)
- Surveillance video shows father putting baby in washing machine (wtvm.com)