Florida boy rescued from inside toy claw machine
Titusville fire officials rescued a boy from inside a claw machine Wednesday night, according to a Facebook post.
A post on the Titusville Fire and Emergency Services Facebook page said a boy was eating dinner at a restaurant with his family when he decided he wanted a stuffed animal from the claw machine.
The boy climbed into the game from a small opening to get the toy. Off-duty firefighter Jeremy House, who was also having dinner at the Beef O’Brady’s restaurant, yelled for someone to call 911, and his colleagues from a nearby fire station joined him in rescuing the boy, named Mason.
Mason sat atop the stuffed toys while firefighters took just 5 minutes to get him out. Officials said the boy was embarrassed, but wasn’t in any distress and went back to eating after the rescue.
“He went in, but obviously he couldn’t come back out the same way,” Battalion Chief Gregory Sutton said.
The machine sustained minimal damage.
KTLA-Channel 5 reported that Mason did get a toy.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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