After Man Dumps Fridge in Ravine, Cops Get Last Laugh

The culprit had to drag it back up
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2019 12:45 PM CDT
Updated Aug 10, 2019 2:41 PM CDT

Let the punishment fit the crime? That's what police in Spain did when they forced a man to drag a refrigerator up a deep ravine. Police say the 24-year-old is the person seen in viral footage tipping a fridge down the ravine in Almería. "We're going to recycle it!" a voice says in Spanish as the fridge tumbles, per the BBC. "How many twists and turns has it done?" Police say the same man is seen in another video dumping a washing machine in the same way, per CNN. Not only did he lose his job at a waste management company, but he was fined $50,000 and ordered to retrieve the fridge and dispose of it legally, per the Guardian.

Footage released by the civil guard shows two men, armed with ropes and straps, struggling to pull the fridge back up the ravine. "I really regret what I've done because it's meant I've lost my job and has aggravated the problems I have with anxiety," the unidentified man told local media, per the Guardian. "All I want now is for this to go away," he added. "I don't want people to have this image of me, as though I were a murderer." (More Spain stories.)

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