LINCOLN -- You've seen those claw machines filled with toys and stuffed animals in arcades and grocery stores. Have you ever seen a child in one of them? People inside Madsen's Bowling and Billiards near 48th and Orchard did Monday afternoon. Somehow, the 3 year old managed to crawl through the prize chute and into the machine's toy bin. Meanwhile in a nearby apartment complex, a 24 year old mother reports her 3 year old son missing. Lincoln Police put the pieces together to determine the boys slipped away when his mother wasn't looking and made it into Madsen's. An employee of the company in charge of the machine let the boy out.
The 3-year-old boy who climbed into the Bear Claw machine at Madsen's Bowling on Monday. (Courtesy Photo)