Toddler gets stuck inside claw game machine
Posted: April 16, 2014 - 1:27pm

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

Lincoln police say a 24-year-old woman called 911 Monday afternoon because her 3-year-old son was missing from her apartment.

Employees at the bowling alley across the street meanwhile called police to say a small boy was playing with stuffed animals inside the coin-operated machine.

It was unclear how the boy ended up inside the claw crane machine. A representative from the vending machine company let him out and he was reunited with his mother a short time later. He was not hurt.

Police say the mother was not cited because she quickly reported that her son was missing and there were no indications of neglect.

The Latest

Front PageMan pleads guilty, mentally ill

Psychiatric care ordered over threats against judge called to FBI

Front PageAnother threat is probed in Benton

Super: Snapchat post not deemed credible, but in very bad taste

Front PageDrive-thru plan riles residents

Millville neighbors worry about children’s safety, firefighter access

Front PageStill stewing over dispute, citizen threatens to sue

A resident, still angry because a borough employee allegedly cursed...

Front PagePolice: DNA solved 2016 pool break-in

Blood found at Ber-Vaughn crime scene allegedly matches suspect in another burglary