Have you ever played one of those Lucky Dip or “claw machine” games before? In case you haven’t yet, it’s a game of chance commonly found in arcades or family restaurants. You use a joystick to maneuver a claw into position and then drop it and hope the claw grabs a prize.
As a child, you probably wished you could reach your hand inside the machine and grab the toy you wanted right? Well this Australian kid managed to not only slip his hand inside… but his entire body.
When the kid dug his way to the surface of the stuffed animals, he must have been excited. But that joy obviously turned to horror we he realized he was trapped. As you can see from the video, the kid is obviously terrified. Here’s a video of the claw incident from Australia’s Channel 9 news.
In the video, the reporter says security staff had to “dismantle” the Lucky Dip claw machine to get the boy out.
Actually that statement was a little over-hyped. To “dismantle” the machine, all the security staff did was use a key and open the glass window. After all, how do you think they put more prizes inside the Lucky Dip? Ask a little boy to crawl inside the machine with a sack of stuffed animals?
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.