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Boy Gets Trapped After Climbing Into Restaurant Vending Machine

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    Little Boy Gets Stuck in Toy Claw Machine

    Mason was forced to sit atop the toys while he waited to be rescued.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 9, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A young Florida boy wanted a stuffed toy, he crawled inside a claw-style vending machine in the play area of a restaurant.

    • off-duty firefighter Jeremy House was also having dinner at the Beef O'Brady's restaurant in Titusville and yelled for someone to call 911.

    • Mason sat atop the stuffed toys while firefighters took just 5 minutes to get him out.

    A young Florida boy wanted a stuffed toy from a claw-style vending machine, but he decided to get it his own way.

    Instead of playing the game the conventional way, he crawled inside the vending machine in the play area of a restaurant. And then he got stuck inside.

    Thankfully, off-duty firefighter Jeremy House was also having dinner at the Beef O'Brady's restaurant in Titusville, on Florida's Atlantic coast. He yelled for someone to call 911 and his colleagues from a nearby fire station joined him in rescuing the boy named Mason.

    Photo credit: Facebook / Titusville Fire and Emergency Services

    "He went in, but obviously he couldn't come back out the same way," Battalion Chief Gregory Sutton told The Associated Press.

    Mason sat atop the stuffed toys while firefighters took just 5 minutes to get him out.

    Sutton says the boy was embarrassed, but wasn't in distress. The machine sustained minimal damage, and little Mason did get the stuffed toy he wanted, after all. 

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