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‘Adult Version Of Hide And Seek Never Turns Out Well For Anyone,’ Cops Say After Suspect Stuffs Self Into Dryer

Spokane police responding to a tip from their Domestic Violence Unit found their suspect going to great lengths not to be seen.

By Stefan Lembo-Stolba

A Washington man tried to hide from police by stuffing himself in a clothes dryer on Sunday, police say.

Members of the Spokane Police Department took to Facebook to share a picture of a man who stuffed himself in a dryer to avoid being found by authorities.

“The adult version of hide and seek never turns out well for anyone,” the department said in their post.  

The man is shown in the image stuffed in to the top dryer portion of a stacked washer-and-dryer.

The police included a “#humanOrigami” tag with their post, poking fun at the ability of the man to fold and fit himself into the tiny dryer.

“Yes, that is an apartment sized stackable washer and dryer combo,” they wrote.

Members of the Spokane police graveyard shift found the man when they received a tip from their Domestic Violence Unit that the man had returned to the home of his victim, which would have been a violation of an order of protection, police wrote.

When officers saw the man, he ran into the home and refused to come out. The man was found hidden in the dryer by K9 “Murphy” and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

The Spokane Police’s Facebook post received dozens of comments, many of which making jokes about the hiding man.

“I’ll bet he now has a laundry list of charges,” one woman commented. “He’s totally washed up now.”

Another commenter joked that the man won’t feel cramped in his jail cell.

Police did not include that man’s name in the post and did not indicate if he had been charged with anything.

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