Snowflakes! Anger of binman sacked for kicking snowman
A BINMAN who was sacked after being caught on CCTV kicking over a child’s snowman, said it was “going to melt anyway”.
Callum Woodhouse, 19, booted the head off his 7ft-tall creation, leaving Joseph Taylor, three, in tears.
Woodhouse called those who criticised his action “snowflakes”. He said: “The snowman was obstructing my work and it was going to melt anyway. I’m the snowman killer.”
Joseph, his sister Amelia, six, and some friends built the snowman outside their home last Sunday.
Mum Sophie, 25, said: “Joseph always likes to watch the binmen out of the window and waves at them.
“On Tuesday he came running to me in tears sobbing ‘The binman has broken my snowman’. What kind of person does that to a snowman? It was obviously made by children but he just started kicking it in the head.”
Security cameras at the family’s home in Tupsley, Hereford, captured the binman’s initial kick. He then emptied the wheelie bins before toppling the snowman with more kicks.
Woodhouse, of nearby Kingstone, said: “I’ve apologised to the family. I messaged them the day it blew up [on social media] but they blocked me.”
Sophie and Joseph’s dad Tom Fallon, 33, contacted Herefordshire Council, who confirmed the binman was from an agency and would not be used again.
In July, Woodhouse was ordered to pay £250 and do 120 hours of unpaid work for attacking a barman and two police officers in a drunken rage.