August 25, 2011
Police stop man from transporting fridge in car trunk
By QMI Agency
Police were called to a parking lot in Richmond, B.C., earlier this month where they found a man trying to load a full-sized fridge into the trunk of a four-door sedan.
"The fridge was one-third in the trunk while the remainder teetered over the edge of the car's bumper," Const. Justin Stewart said in a release. "The fridge was secured to the vehicle using rope and the seatbelts from the car."
Stewart said the driver told him he thought what he was doing was OK and apologized after he was told that the load was unsafe for transport.
He then removed the fridge from the trunk of his car and arranged for a less precarious mode of transportation, police said.
Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said that although there is some humour in the situation, someone could have been hurt.
"We'd like to encourage people to please take the time to properly transport items," she said in a release. "Insecure loads are to blame for collisions and injuries far too often, and these instances can be prevented."