Florida Boy Gets Trapped Inside Claw Machine

He wanted a stuffed toy
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 8, 2018 11:51 AM CST
Florida Boy Gets Trapped Inside Claw Machine
This photo made available by the Titusville Fire and Emergency services shows a boy who crawled inside a claw-style vending machine, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Titusville, Fla.   (Titusville Fire and Emergency Services via AP)

When a young Florida boy wanted a stuffed toy, he crawled inside a claw-style vending machine in the play area of a restaurant to fetch one—and got stuck inside the glass-encased structure. Thankfully, off-duty firefighter Jeremy House was also having dinner at the Beef O'Brady's restaurant in Titusville. He yelled for someone to call 911 and his colleagues from a nearby fire station joined him in rescuing the boy named Mason.

"He went in, but obviously he couldn't come back out the same way," battalion chief Gregory Sutton tells the AP. Mason sat atop the stuffed toys while firefighters took just 5 minutes to get him out. Sutton says the boy was embarrassed, but wasn't in distress. And the machine sustained minimal damage. (It's not a first...)

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