Fla. Firefighters Rescue Child Trapped In Claw Machine

A boy in Titusville Florida had to be rescued from inside a claw machine Wednesday

The Titusville Fire and Emergency Services posted pictures of the boy inside the machine at Beef "O" Brady's.

Without asking his parents for help, the toddler took matters into his own hands and climbed into the machine through a very tiny opening.

The boy, named Mason, crawled into a crane claw machine - a game where players try to control a mechanized claw to grab a prize - via a small hatch where the prize would fall out.

Thankfully, an off-duty lieutenant happened to be there at the time. "Our units were dispatched at 5:33 yesterday evening and arrived at 5:36 p.m. and Mason was safely extracted from the machine at 5:41 p.m". An engine was sent over and Fire and Emergency Services officials were able to get Mason out in short order with minimal damage to the game. Apparently seeing no reason to wrestle with the contraption to get one of the stuffed toys inside, the boy reportedly climbed in through the back and couldn't get out.




The post states that Mason was enjoying his food when he decided he wanted a stuffed animal.

After the rescue, "mom, Mason and friends went back to eating dinner", the EMS Department stated. Turns out, kids get stuck inside claw machines way more often than you'd probably think was possible.

And everyone loves a happy ending.

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