Lincoln boy gets stuck in arcade claw machine

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Updated: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:39:32 CST

A Lincoln toddler caused quite a scene Tuesday, trying to claw a prize at the local bowling alley arcade.

A 3 year old boy feared missing by his mother somehow climbed inside a claw machine across the street from his home. 

Police were called to a home in Lincoln on a report of a missing child. At the same time, employees at nearby Madsen's Bowling and Billiards found the missing child playing with toys inside their claw machine, where he became stuck after apparently crawling inside.

The boy's mother told police she was in the bathroom and that the boy must have slipped out of an unlocked apartment door.

The boy was freed from the claw machine without injury and reunited with his mother.