Sean Spicer's tenure as White House press secretary is one of the shortest in recent history but he still managed to cram a lot into his brief spell.

The Wall Street Journal on Friday (21 July) released a short story which involved Spicer and a fridge which has taken social media by storm.

According to the report, Spicer wanted a mini-fridge to have in his White House office, but not enough to go out an buy one, despite his near-$180,000 (£140,000) salary.

So instead of buying one he decided, in the middle of the night and under the cover of darkness, to steal one.

What comes next is surely one of the weirdest stories to emerge from Spicer's time in the White House.

The WSJ anecdote reads: "Less than a month into his new job, White House press secretary Sean Spicer needed to keep his food and drink cold. He wanted a mini-fridge.

"He dispatched a top aide to a nearby executive office building where junior research employees are crammed into a room, surviving on Lean Cuisine frozen lunches. Mr Spicer wants your icebox, the aide said, according to people familiar with the incident. They refused to give it up.

"So Mr Spicer waited until sundown—after his young staffers had left—to take matters into his own hands. He was spotted by a fellow White House official lugging the icebox down the White House driveway after 8 pm."

Following Donald Trump's appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the White House communications director, Spicer resigned his post.

He was replaced by his deputy, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, who had been filling in for Spicer for much of the past month.