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A game of hide and seek spun out of control when a naked Victorian man became trapped in his washing machine.
It took 20 minutes to free the man, with rescuers using olive oil to remove him from the machine at his home at Mooropna, north of Melbourne.
Sergeant Tim Gleeson said the man had climbed naked into his top-loader while waiting for his partner to come home at the weekend.
"He was trying to surprise his missus and became stuck," Sgt Gleeson told News Corp Australia.
Police officers resorted to olive oil to free the man during a delicate operation.
"They greased him up until he was free," Sgt Gleeson said.
Other emergency services including firefighters, paramedics, SES and Shepparton Search and Rescue Squad, were also involved in the rescue.