Florida firefighters rescue boy trapped inside claw machine

Frederick Owens
February 9, 2018

In an instant, the child had wiggled his way through a small door and inside the machine full of stuffed animals and toys.

Under the hashtag #youneverknowwhatsgonnahappen, the Titusville, Florida, Fire and Emergency Services Department reports extricating a boy Wednesday from an arcade claw machines.

It's happened again. America's secret scourge: kids getting stuck in claw machines. Instead of paying to snatch it using the claw, Mason, who looked to be about 4 or 5, climbed up into the machine.

"He went in, but obviously he couldn't come back out the same way", said Battalion Chief Gregory Sutton.

Mason sat in the machine on a bed of stuffed toys, calmly watching firefighters work to free him.

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Luckily, and off-duty firefighter was also dining in the restaurant on Florida's Atalntic coast.

An off duty firefighter happened to be at the restaurant, and instructed someone to call 911 while he assessed the situation.

The fire department reported the rescue on its local Facebook page. He was taken out of the game in a few minutes, with minimal damage to the machine.

The youngster, known as Mason, was snapped inside the glass box surrounded by toys before fire crews removed him from it.

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