It’s rather nice to live in a city or town where municipal trash pickup will haul away your old, unwanted appliances. When they haul your brand-new appliances away, though, you’ve got a problem. That’s what happened to a West Virginia couple, whose dryer disappeared from in front of their house before they had a chance to install it—at the same time the city hauled away their old washing machine.
According to an affidavit sworn by Donnyell Harrison, “The washer to be hauled away was right beside the trash bin and the dryer that was taken was new and about 70 (feet) away, sitting on a concrete pad.”
The new washing machine had been delivered and installed several days prior, Donyell said.
The dryer cost about $400, according to the affidavit.
Well, they were thorough, I guess you can give them that. The city is considering reimbursing the couple for the cost of the dryer.
Trash crew picks up couple’s brand new dryer [Charleston Daily Mail] (Thanks, Charles!)