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

Breaking NewsExplosion reported at gas plant north of Berwick

UPDATED 4:35pm - SALEM TWP. – An explosion at a plant along River Road here drew...

Breaking NewsGeisinger giving away $1M in grants

2:12pm - DANVILLE — In a first for Geisinger, the health system is...

Breaking NewsAretha shows Bloomsburg eatery some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

UPDATED 11:42am - BLOOMSBURG — The breakfast shift at McDonald’s...

Front PagePolice: Man said he’d kill judge

Angry over court order, ex-husband allegedly called FBI with threats

Front PageOwner: Football in doubt at WHLM

Some high school fans can follow the games online; Berwick in limbo