Teenager Climbs Into Whampoa Laundromat Dryer & Friend Tries To Close Door, Police Report Made
It happened when one of them climbed into a dryer while the other tried to trap him inside.
This resulted in the glass panel of the dryer being dislodged during the struggle.
‘Act of mischief’ committed on 23 Jan
In a Facebook post last Friday (27 Jan), MAMA Laundry, a laundromat in Whampoa Drive, said an “act of mischief” was committed on their premises.
On 23 Jan at about 8.23pm, two teenagers visited their establishment, they said.
What happened next is clearly shown in silent CCTV footage that the laundromat shared on Facebook.
Teenager persuaded to go inside dryer twice at Whampoa laundromat
It starts off with a teenage boy in a green T-shirt approaching one of the dryers and opening its door.
With a mischievous grin, he calls his friend over.
Somehow, he convinces the other boy to get into the dryer.
At least he’s smart enough to leave a leg outside to prevent his friend from shutting the door on him.
However, after making it out of the dryer, he inexplicably gets persuaded to go in again.
This time, the boy in the green T-shirt puts one leg into the dryer, as if he’s about to go inside too.
Teenager tries to trap his friend inside, panel dislodged
Of course, he doesn’t. Instead, he closes the door on the other boy, as if trying to trap him inside.
The plan is thwarted by the quick reflexes of the boy inside, who uses his leg to stop the door from closing fully.
As the boy outside applies pressure, the boy inside uses both legs to press on the door’s panel.
This prompts the boy outside to use even more pressure to try to close the door, and the predictable happens — the glass panel gives way.
The boy in the green T-shirt then runs off.
To his credit, the other boy tries to fix the damage by reattaching the dislodged panel.
However, after two attempts, the panel keeps falling off, so he gives up and walks away.
Laundromat makes police report
The laundromat called the teens out, saying that what they did was a “very dangerous act”.
Stressing that they don’t condone abuse or misuse of their machines, the laundromat filed a police report against the teenagers and a female friend of theirs.
She wasn’t in the footage, but was taking a video of the boys, said the laundromat.
Hopefully, the business will be adequately compensated for the damage done to their dryer.
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Featured image adapted from MAMA Laundry on Facebook.
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