Australian toddler rescued from arcade claw machine

Australian toddler rescued from arcade claw machine

/ 03:45 PM February 01, 2024

Australian toddler rescued from arcade claw machine


SYDNEY — An Australian toddler who clambered into a “Hello Kitty” arcade claw machine and “was in no hurry to get out” has been saved in a smash-and-grab rescue, police said Thursday.

Queensland police said that during a shopping trip three-year-old Ethan climbed into the machine — which was filled with stuffed toys — via the prize dispenser chute.


Police video shows four officers sizing up the problem before shooing the unperturbed toddler to the far side of the glass compartment.


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“Police ensured Ethan was at a safe distance before breaking a glass window of the machine in order to free him,” Queensland police said.

“You won a prize, which one do you want?” an officer jokes after lifting the boy to freedom.

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