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Boy Rescued After Crawling Into Vending Machine
Channel3000.com ^ | 10-2-10

Posted on 10/02/2010 9:21:18 PM PDT by Ellendra

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. -- A 9-year-old boy was rescued on Saturday morning after climbing into a claw-crane vending machine at a Wal-Mart in Sun Prairie.

Firefighters said that somehow the boy crawled through the 1-foot-by-1-foot opening on the front of the machine and was sitting with the stuffed animals inside. The lock was cut and the boy was removed a few minutes after help arrived.

Officials said that boy wasn't injured and suffered only a small scratch on his nose.

After the entire ordeal, the boy went home with two stuffed animals from the machine.

The child's mother said that she wasn't at the machine when the boy went in, WISC-TV reported.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boy; machine; toy; vending

1 posted on 10/02/2010 9:21:21 PM PDT by Ellendra
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To: Ellendra

buh - loney.


2 posted on 10/02/2010 9:23:17 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (after your fifteen minutes are up you get a lifetime of ignominy.)
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To: Ellendra

Great post! (Gosh I love this place.)


3 posted on 10/02/2010 9:24:15 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Ellendra
Not the first time. See...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh1FUeIsQrQ

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugEfc4d5KpY

4 posted on 10/02/2010 9:24:42 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Ellendra

Wait, a trial attorney will enter the picture soon, a law suit re:Product safety will appear.


5 posted on 10/02/2010 9:26:02 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: Ellendra
Vid ici.

6 posted on 10/02/2010 9:28:16 PM PDT by I see my hands (Unintentionally not left blank)
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To: the invisib1e hand

9-years-old is a bit much, but look at the vids I posted.


7 posted on 10/02/2010 9:28:16 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Ellendra

#1 How did the kid get two toys from the machine other than by stealing them?

#2 No mention of who is going to pay for the damage to the machine.


8 posted on 10/02/2010 9:30:05 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Ellendra

“The child’s mother said that she wasn’t at the machine when the boy went in...”

Two outrages: the fact that she wasn’t there and that the “journalist” didn’t think that I would assume this.


9 posted on 10/02/2010 9:30:55 PM PDT by decal (Sign over DNC headquarters: Please Check Common Sense And Morals At The Door)
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To: Ellendra

Two toys? He should have received two lumps of coal.


10 posted on 10/02/2010 9:35:36 PM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal."---Leo Tolstoy)
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To: Gondring

Oh that first video killed me!


11 posted on 10/02/2010 9:36:20 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Gondring

I love the first one. The employee just keeps right on washing the windows. What a crack up.


12 posted on 10/02/2010 9:47:00 PM PDT by svcw (Just incase you ever wondered: As of May 2010, it costs ~ $0.0167 US Dollars to mint a penny.)
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To: Ellendra
Two outrages: the fact that she wasn’t there and that the “journalist” didn’t think that I would assume this.

Well I don’t know how dangerous a city Sun Prairie, Wisconsin is but what mother can keep a constant eye on an active 9 year old boy?

I also suspect that it would only take the kid 30 seconds to climb in to that machine. I have seen these machines and the chutes that the toys drop in to are not that complicated. A small child can easily get in side.

Personally I think the over protectiveness of parents today is damaging.

13 posted on 10/02/2010 9:55:09 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: Nik Naym
I suppose the toys were compensation for the ordeal of getting stuck in the machine, sort of like the story of the burglar who got injured crashing through a skylight.

But a 12" x 12" opening? Wouldn't the diagonal on that be 17 inches tops? Anyway you look at it, its got to be a tight fit for a 9 year old kid.

14 posted on 10/02/2010 10:01:30 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Gondring; I see my hands; Salamander
This corollary video came up on the first link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckoUQb9YiEU&feature=related

What was it Morrison said? “I eat more chicken ‘n any man ever seen.”

15 posted on 10/02/2010 10:09:10 PM PDT by shibumi (Wily Pablo loves Flank Steak Tacos)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

And since it happened at Wal-Mart, we know that Wal-Mart has deep pockets as a target of the lawsuit.


16 posted on 10/02/2010 10:25:04 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Ellendra

Kinda like this little girl.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji76WGLUP2M


17 posted on 10/02/2010 10:31:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"And since it happened at Wal-Mart, we know that Wal-Mart has deep pockets as a target of the lawsuit."

Walmart doesn't own those machines. They are owned and operated by outside vendors, the usual arrangement is that the store gets a percentage of the cash-box collection.

All costs to buy, maintain, repair, fill and install/remove those machines are borne by the vendor.

18 posted on 10/02/2010 10:47:40 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Pontiac

**but what mother can keep a constant eye on an active 9 year old boy? **

The kind that takes protecting her children seriously?


19 posted on 10/02/2010 11:23:14 PM PDT by Lil Flower (Confucius says: Wise man never play leap frog with unicorn.)
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To: Lil Flower
The kind that takes protecting her children seriously?

I know I won’t change your mind but I will give you my thoughts on the subject.

The old children become the more independence they want. As a parent you have to use your judgment to decide how much independence they can handle.

Making that judgment requires experimental testing on the parents’ part. The parent yields responsibility to the child and sees how they handle it.

Eventually you have to trust the child out of your sight. If you do not your child will rebel, become overly fearful of the world and/or become narcissistic.

Certainly there are great dangers in the world for a 9 year old. But you can not totally isolate him from the world. He must be taught to negotiate the dangers on his own. You will not be there all of the time.

20 posted on 10/02/2010 11:38:17 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I am told it is not all that easy to sue Walmart.


21 posted on 10/03/2010 12:06:33 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: Ellendra

When my son was small, he visited the claw machine near the check stand where I was in line at the grocery store. I heard an announcement on the PA system looking for his parent. Uh-oh.

He had apparently put his saved-up coin in the machine, and nothing happened. So he stuck his arm up inside the hole. And it was stuck. When the firemen came in carrying axes, it scared him silly, as he figured they were going to chop off his arm. It cured him of any further episodes with rip off machines.

And are there any worse looking prizes tha those inside claw machines? He did get his money back, as it popped out of the machine during the rescue.


22 posted on 10/03/2010 1:05:19 AM PDT by Mjaye
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To: Pontiac

I actually agree with a lot of what you’ve said except this: you don’t leave your child alone in a public place like Wal-Mart at the age of nine to see what they will do on their own. I guarantee they will behave childishly, you know, like a nine year old. Also, you don’t do it because there are too many perverts hanging out in public places waiting to snatch a kid.

By the way, I have an adult child, a teen and a ten year old. So its not like I don’t have a clue about what I’m talking about. And so far, no narcissists or rebelers at my house. And I pray to God it stays that way.


23 posted on 10/03/2010 1:55:03 AM PDT by Lil Flower (Confucius says: Wise man never play leap frog with unicorn.)
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To: Lil Flower

Well, better make sure you keep an eye on them at all times!

Especially the adult child.


24 posted on 10/03/2010 9:42:39 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years)
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To: Ellendra
Thanks for providing this information was of great help for my needs, more information like this is needed, hope you have some things in the future, would love to see more information from you.

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25 posted on 06/02/2011 2:13:41 AM PDT by vendingworld (snack vending machines)
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To: vendingworld; Admin Moderator

Ok, who are you?

Why would you want more stories about kids getting trapped in vending machines?

Why did you join today only to dig up an article this old?

And did you even bother reading the article before deciding to spam it?

(Mod, could you zot the spammer? Pretty please with sugar on top??? Thank you!!!!)


26 posted on 06/02/2011 10:30:52 AM PDT by Ellendra (Remember the Battle of Athens, Tennessee: Aug. 2, 1946)
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To: Ellendra

A NINE year old?

Unless there is a problem with his mental capacity, that is just stupid. If it were my child, he wouldn’t have gone home with any animals, he would have gone home to a big spanking.


27 posted on 06/02/2011 10:34:31 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("If you mess with Israel, you mess with the U.S." -Herman Cain)
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