Missing Child Found Playing with Toys Inside Claw Machine

A 3-year-old boy from Lincoln, Nebraska reportedly left his home and walked to a local bowling alley where he climbed inside one of those machines where you use a mechanical claw to grab a toy prize. He was found in the machine shortly after his mother called the police and reported him missing.

The mother of the boy told police her son left out the front door of their apartment while she was in the bathroom. The boy was ultimately freed from the machine without any apparent injuries.

The bowling alley employee who discovered the child told local NBC affiliate WOWT she still could not understand how he got inside. “The only thing we can think of is he probably climbed in where the prizes come out, but it still seems a little impossible,” she said.

Watch video below, via WOWT:

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