One very curious 3-year-old child in Lincoln, Nebraska recently got stuck in a claw crane machine and managed to terrify witnesses and of course, his mother.
Those toy-filled claw machines are certainly magnets for kids. One very curious 3-year-old child in Lincoln, Nebraska recently got stuck in one of those machines and managed to terrify witnesses and of course, his mother.
It all started when the panicked mom called police at about 5:30 in the evening, telling officers she couldn’t find her son in their apartment.
"We had officers in the area searching the neighborhood." [KETV]
As she waited for help and worried, her little boy was at a bowling alley across the street from his home.
He was able to climb up into the claw machine and was happily playing with the stuffed animals inside and tossing them around. Customers at the bowling alley were the first to notice the boy and alerted staffers.
"How did he get in there? The only place we can think of is from where the prizes come out but that still seems impossible." [WOWT]
The vendor responsible for managing the claw machine was contacted for help. He arrived at the bowling alley a short time later to free the child.
It’s believed he crawled into the machine through the prize door. The mother will not face charges and the little boy even received a stuffed animal from the vendor.