Worker caught having sex with Henry Hoover By Megan Levy Last Updated: 2:38am GMT 04/03/2008 A Polish worker has come up with an unusual excuse after being caught in the act with a vacuum cleaner. How About That: More weird news from around the world The building contractor claimed he was cleaning his underpants with Henry Hoover when he was found naked and on his knees in a hospital's staff canteen. The man claimed he was cleaning his underpants with Henry Hoover A stunned security guard stumbled onto the man in the middle of a compromising act with the cleaner, which has a large smiley face painted on its front and a hose protruding from its "nose". According to the Sun, the contractor was supposed to be locking up the building site near the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital where his firm is refurbishing administration offices. The security guard, suitably horrified, told the man to "clean himself and the hoover" before asking him to leave and informing his bosses. When later questioned by his employers, the man said he was vacuuming his underpants, which was "a common practice in Poland". He has since been fired. The man's employers, HG Construction, told The Sun: "That behaviour is not acceptable, though it gave a few people a laugh". advertisement Henry Hoover is described on a cleaning website as "famous for its looks, but under its fascia lies a powerful, reliable vacuum cleaner ready to go time and time again." The man is not the first person to be caught in the act with an inanimate object. Last year, Robert Stewart was placed on probation for three years after being caught trying to have sex with a bicycle. The 51-year-old was naked from the waist down when two cleaners walked in on him at the the Aberley House Hostel in south west Scotland. He paused only to ask, "What is it, hen?", before continuing to "move his hips back and forth as if to simulate sex". The court was told that alcohol was the cause of his problems. And in 1993, Karl Watkins, an electrician, was jailed for having sex with pavements in Redditch, Worcs.