A Florida boy was so entranced by a new toy that he climbed inside of a claw machine to get it. What he didn’t realize was that getting back out would be much harder than expected.
The Titusville Fire and Emergency Services Department in Central Florida shared photos of the incident, showing the little boy — Mason — staring at the adults gathered around him while inside of the claw machine surrounded by stuffed animals.
“Often times we say to ourselves that you never know what the next shift will bring,” the Facebook post by the fire department read. “The unexpected ways we get to help people in their time of need. That’s what draws people to public safety, the unexpected.”
“Well today was no exception,” the post continued. “This evening little Mason was enjoying some food and decided he wanted a stuffed animal. He wanted it so bad, he climbed into the game to get that toy!!”
“Thankfully he was never in any distress as one of our own Lt.’s happen to be there off duty and assessed the situation,” it continued. “Engine 10 led by Lt. Abernathy, made short work of the situation. Driver Operator Lane and Firefighter George were able to get Mason out in short order with minimal damage to the game. We love a happy ending and are glad everything worked out. Mom, Mason and friends went back to eating dinner.”
Not only did Mason get back to his dinner, he also got to keep his brand new toy as the fire department revealed in the comments section of the post.
For those who were curious as to how he could manage to get into the machine, the fire department wrote, “Through the opening at the bottom of the machine.”