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Posted on 05/20/2005 8:05:32 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
Boy Gets Trapped Inside Vending Machine
ELKHART, Ind. - A 3-year-old boy upset that his mother wouldn't let him use a crane vending machine to try to win a small stuffed animal took matters in his own hands. He climbed up the chute to get the prize himself.
Danielle Manges said she took her eyes off her son, James, for a moment to pick up a juice bottle he threw. When she looked up, he was in with the plush toys.
"I bent over to clean it and within two seconds he had climbed through the hole, into the chute and pushed the door shut so we couldn't get him out," she said. "He climbed up in the toys and was in there for a good hour."
Manges said James has been sick and sleeping odd hours so they went shopping about 3 a.m. Thursday at a Wal-Mart in the city some 15 miles east of South Bend. She let the boy play on some of the rides, but wouldn't give him money for the vending machine.
At first, Manges thought it was funny.
"He was playing with all the toys and hanging from the bar like a monkey," she said.
Manges said people leaving the store went back inside to buy disposable cameras to take photos of her son. She bought one herself.
She became upset, however, when Wal-Mart employees said they did not have a key to let James out. So Manges called the fire department for help.
"I expected his hand to be caught in the machine but it was his entire body in the machine," firefighter Anthony Coleman said. "He was swinging from a bar, jumping around. He was having a ball."
About 40 people watched as the firefighters removed the back of the machine and freed him.
James still came up empty handed.
"He definitely didn't get a toy after that," Manges said.
Aw, chute, I got here too late to dispense any puns. Not to change the subject, but I was still loafing over at the bread pun thread from a few nights ago.
Put the little brat in the naughty seat.
Glad you carbed out some time to pop-up over here. This kid's parents in this thread need to make an exact change in their discipline skills, though.
The thread last night had a photo
Thanks slot. It's quite a slice of life. (Mixing bread and vending puns may be a new low, but I'm sure we can sink even lower.)
we could sink lower but it would drain my energy to dish out mixed puns
Pipe down or this will turn into a plumbing thread.
What was mom doing?? Picking up what?? Aren't we all out at 3 AM with our kids.
That crack was uncalled for. You should washer mouth out.
No way! Too funny!
I didn't mean to pan your efforts; they really bowl me over.
A few quarters? Sheeeshh.
Well, don't bother flooding me with complements now. You've tanked.
I think I probably am tapped out, now that you mention it. Urinal these pun threads, aren't you?
I just can't stopper myself when I get this tired at night. I try to wrench myself away. What's sewer reason for being on the pun threads?
Wasn't there a scene something like this in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"?
I just like to plunge in now and then to waste time. When a thread starts overflowing with witty puns, it can really be a ball. It also helps me to brush up on a lot of different subjects. (Have we scared everybody else off of here?)
There were others here bidet just couldn't handle it.
I think our watered-down puns might have flushed them out. Well, we've probably stalled long enough. Maybe it's time toilet ourselves out gracefully.
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