You sometimes collect some strange stories when on holiday.
Met a guy in Castle Douglas who told me about a DIY adventure he had.
He hired a compactor but when he started it up it ran away with him and only stopped when it hit a tree at the bottom of his garden! Solution? Restrain it with some rope - so down comes the washing line (!) and the compactor was lashed to a suitable anchor point should the same thing happen again.
Result - the compactor runs off, reaches the end of the wahing line and pulls the door handle off before hitting the same tree!
Solution 2 - call in professionals.
And no, this wasn't me although it does sound like one of my escapades.