Toddler Ends Up With The Toys Inside Coin-Op Game Machine

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 16, 2014) A 3-year-old boy whom employees of a bowling alley found playing with the stuffed animals inside of a coin-operated claw-crane game has been reunited with his mother in Lincoln, Neb.

The 24-year-old woman called 911 Monday afternoon after discovering that the boy was missing from her apartment, police said.

Meanwhile, employees of the bowling alley across the street from the complex called police to report that a small boy was playing with stuffed animals inside the coin-operated machine.

A representative from the vending machine company let him out and he was reunited with his mother a short time later.

The boy apparently wandered out of the apartment and across the street to the bowling alley, but it’s still not clear how he managed to get inside the machine.

He wasn’t hurt.

His mother was not cited because she quickly reported that her son was missing and there were no indications of neglect, police said.

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