Spain: Man who threw fridge down a hill, ordered to pick it again, fined
A man who threw a fridge down a hill in Spain has had to haul it back up again after being ordered by officials.
The worker at an appliance sales company was also fined €45,000.
Spain’s environmental protection agency, SEPRONA, found the man’s employer had been storing old appliances on its premises illegally, Spanish media said.
The Guardian reports that the original video went viral after the man, who works for a company that recycles domestic electronic equipment in Olula del Río in Almería was seen tipping the fridge in the Valle de Almanzora. In the video, the man and his companion who filmed the incident can be heard joking, “recycling, let’s go, let’s see how many flips it can do”.
The man was identified by the civil guard police who ordered him to haul the fridge back up and recycle it in a proper manner. The police filmed the retrieval which was also posted online.
The offender was also sacked from his job at the waste management firm which also faces possible sanctions of up to €300,000. Another video has emerged of him disposing of a washing machine in a similar manner.