Missing Boy Found Inside Claw Crane Machine at Bowling Alley

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LINCOLN, Neb.  — A child is safe after climbing into and getting stuck inside a claw crane machine at a bowling alley Monday.

According to KETV, a mother called police around 5:30 p.m. after she discovered her 3-year-old son was not at her apartment.

But the toddler wasn’t far.

Across the street, people at a nearby bowling alley were shock when they found a little boy sitting with stuffed animals inside a claw crane machine.

Employees called the vendor, who quickly arrived and opened the machine to let the boy out.

Police investigating the missing child report nearby were flagged down by a someone at the bowling alley, who told officers about the boy.

Soon after, the mother was reunited with the child, who is doing fine, according to the report. The vendor even gave the boy a stuffed animal from the machine.

Police said the mother was not cited because she contacted police as soon as she realized her son was missing.

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