A boy in Florida became stuck inside an arcade claw machine, prompting a rescue.
The Titusville Fire and Emergency Services posted pictures of the boy inside the machine at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s.
“Oftentimes we say to ourselves that you never know what the next shift will bring. 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 department stated on Facebook.
“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.
“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.”
After being rescued, young Mason went back to eating dinner with his family.
“Once we understood the mechanism and how it worked it was pretty easy to get those pins removed and the door open the rest of the way,” spokesman Greg Sutton told ABC.
He added, “This is an awfully weird circumstance and you wouldn’t expect it to happen, but it did have a happy ending and we strive to keep things positive and see the bright side.”