Boy rescued from vending machine

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  1. Peter Kline

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    Boy rescued from vending machine

    SHEBOYGAN, Wis., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A 7-year-old Wisconsin boy has learned the hard way vending machines only accept money and not arms and heads.

    The Sheboygan Press reported the unidentified youngster, waiting while his father used a pay phone, became fascinated with a machine in which players maneuver a grabber-claw to snag a stuffed animal.

    The boy decided to snag an animal by crawling up through the dispensing chute, and promptly became stuck.

    The fire department was summoned to extract they boy. His rescuers decided not to smash the machine, but told the boy to be patient until a locksmith was found. To spare him embarrassment, firefighters moved the machine to the back of the Piggly Wiggly store for the hour-long wait.

    The boy was released unharmed, but reportedly was desperate to find a washroom.

    Store managers declined to comment on the incident, but said the store would probably get rid of the game because of the mishap.
     
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    Missing piece of the article:

    "Officials say the firefighters brought 30 dollars in loose change just in case their equipment failed"
     
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    So, did he end up getting a stuffed animal?
     
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    Stupid lawsuit in 3...2...1...
     
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    That kid looks so much like my son it's scary.
     
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    You know, they go to all the effort to try to get him out, did anyone try the claw?
     
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    Maybe no one had enough change! [​IMG]
     
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    At least he didn't try one of those 25 cent vending machines where the prizes are stuffed into a small plasic ball the size of a racquetball.

    Jay
     
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    The problem was, once he was in, he couldn't get back out. We (I work in radio an hour down the road) covered this extensively. As scary as it is, it's friggin hilarious. How do you NOT pay attention to your kid while he climbs into a machine? Hell, at least egg the kid on!
     
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    "The claw is our master. The claw chooses who will go and who will stay"
     
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    "You cannot go! You must be chosen!"
     
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    That Michael Jackson will stop at nothing to entertain himself at Neverland.
     
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    ROFLMDAO! [​IMG]
     
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    Oh man... I gotta sop up the coffee I just shot all over my monitor!
     
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    Actually, the fire department almost got him out three times, but the claw kept dropping him right before he got to the drop shute!
     
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    I can't believe the kid got all the way in there! What is he? Some sort of contortionist?
     
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    The slot opening to get into the box is about 8x10. Wow. My LEG is bigger than that.
     

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