Danielle Manges wouldn't let her 3-year old son James play the claw machine at her local Wal-Mart to win toys.
So, James got mad, threw his juice bottle for diversion and climbed in the hole, pushed the door shut, and played inside the machine until firefighters got him out.
Firefighters thought the call meant the boy had reached inside the machine and gotten his arm stuck or something like that, said Anthony Coleman, one of the Elkhart Fire Department people on the call.
Then they walked into the store and saw the boy in the machine. "He was swinging from a bar, jumping around; he was having a ball," Coleman said.
On a related note: If you can't win at those infernal toy grabber / claw machines (like me), it's obviously your fault, since Norman Wirth and Roy Kaylor win every time!