Missing toddler found inside claw machine at Nebraska bowling alley

Missing toddler found inside claw machine at Nebraska bowling alley (Image 1)
Missing toddler found inside claw machine at Nebraska bowling alley (Image 1)

A three-year-old Nebraska boy who was reported missing Monday was found safe inside a claw crane machine at a bowling alley.

Authorities said the child's mother reported her son missing from their apartment around 5:30 p.m.

The boy was found safe inside the machine at a bowling alley located across the street from where the toddler lives a short time later, KETV reported.

Employees quickly called the vendor of the machine who came and removed the boy.

A patron flagged down officers who were still searching for the boy, who was quickly reunited with his mother.

The boy was not injured in the incident and walked away with a stuffed animal from the machine.

Police said the mother will not face any charges.

*KETV contributed to this report.

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