April 17, 2014 – A 3-year-old boy that went missing from his home in Lincoln, Nebraska was found safe and well inside a toy claw arcade game.
The boy, whose name has not been released, got out of his mother's house when she was in the washroom. She called police and they searched the area around her home and soon found an extra special prize trapped inside the claw machine in the bowling alley across the street.
The boy wasn't paying attention to anyone outside of the machine and "was just picking up stuffed animals and putting them down where they come out of," said Rachell Hildreth, a bartender at the bowling alley.
"You have to weave your way in and out, so he had to work pretty hard to get in there," said Jim Lakey, the owner of the machine who freed the boy, not with the claw but with a regular old key.
He was unhurt and was allowed to keep one of the toys from the machine.