Passers-by were left amused as the shameless thief tried to help himself to items which had been placed inside the metal container.
The man was left dangling from the green container with his head and arms stuck inside after his brazen act.
Witnesses report the man had not made any donation and was simply trying to take clothes which had already been left for the charity collection.
Charity thief gets his head stuck in the container and kicks out his legs to break free
The bizarre incident took place in the north-western town of Swinoujscie.
Once he frees himself the thief continues to rummage through bags of clothes he has managed to scavenge.
Bystanders had little sympathy for the hooded male, who wore dark trousers and black trainers.
One witness said: "He was stealing so he met his punishment."
The charity thief escapes from the charity container making away with a bag of clothes
Passers-by added they were just about to call the firefighters to help free the man when he managed to wriggle out and escape.
It is also thought the man made off with a bag of clothes someone had donated, as a white plastic bag can be seen in his hands as the recording ends.
Police said the incident had not been reported and such acts were not uncommon in Poland, despite the way the containers are built to attempt to stop people from stealing.
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