A woman has been spotted climbing head-first into a clothing donation bin in Western Australia to “fish” for clothing from inside.
The daylight thief was caught with her head buried in the depths of a Good Sammy’s bin in Secret Harbour, an affluent outer southern suburb of Perth, on Saturday about 2.30pm.
A family of onlookers noted the strange sight at the back of the town’s popular shopping precinct, where a line of clothing donation bins were permanently positioned.
In a photo of the bizarre situation, which was shared to a community Facebook page, nothing but the bottoms of the woman’s legs sticking out the narrow lid of the bin could be seen.
One of the witnesses told Yahoo News Australia it was the woman’s lithe frame that allowed her to “wiggle in and out” of the bin with ease – an unrealistic feat for most people.
“She had gone in for more quite a few times and was bringing bags back out with her,” she said.
A post accompanying the photo on Facebook noted the incident had been reported to police. It also mentioned the woman had not been injured as a result of her strategic stealing.
The image left social media users puzzled, as the woman was pictured next to a Holden Commodore, suggesting that perhaps she was not financially compromised.
“If she got a car what’s she doing stealing from people who are desperate?” someone wrote on the post.
Many others took the opportunity to poke fun at the unbecoming photo, taking jabs at the woman’s “trashy” behaviour.
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