Naked man says his greasy rescue from washing machine was ‘like a birthing’

An Australian man who made global headlines after becoming wedged naked in his washing machine during a prank said his freeing by police using olive oil was “like a birthing”.

The man, who has identified himself only as “Laurence”, opened up about the mortifying incident in which a large group of rescue workers had to grease up his 5 foot-9 inch (175cm), 68-kilogram (150 pound) frame to pull him from his machine.

He told commercial radio he had “decided to have a bit of sneaky fun while in the nude” but found shortly after clambering into the washing machine that “I couldn’t get actually fully in or fully out and had to call for assistance.”

The self-proclaimed “practical joker” said he was known among his friends as “Laurence, he’s always nude” and claimed he had “been in stranger places if that’s possible”.

He admitted to panicking “a little bit” at first and said he called a friend to explain his predicament and ask that she bring him a cigarette to smoke. “She said ‘are you serious?’. And I said ‘yeah you’re going to need to call the fire guys or something’.”


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