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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

(Newser) – 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.

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"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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