A 3-year-old boy is now safe after climbing into and getting stuck inside a claw crane machine at a bowling alley in Lincoln, Neb.
According to KETV, the boy’s mother called police at about 5:30 p.m. Monday to report that the boy was missing from her apartment.
Meanwhile, patrons at the bowling alley across the street from the mother’s apartment, discovered a boy sitting inside the with stuffed animals inside the machine.
Bowling alley employees contacted the machine vendor who quickly arrived and let the boy out.
A patron notified police about the boy, and soon after mother and child were reunited. The vendor even gave the boy a stuffed animal.
Police said the mother was not cited because she contacted police as soon as she realized her son was missing.
It’s still unclear how the boy got stuck inside the machine.