After climbing in to retrieve his toy from a toy grabber machine, a determined toddler had to have it rescued.
Two-year-old was rescued by firefighters after he got stuck in the teddy picking game at Sugarworld Shopping Centre, Cairns. Queensland, Australia.
One image shows the boy — whose face has been blurred to protect his identity — inside the perspex box with his hands pressed against the walls as he waits for help to arrive.
The background shows a huge pile of toys with the crane that was used to lift them.
According to firemen, he is believed to have gotten access by sneaking through an opening that holds toys for winners players.
7 News reports that paramedics were also on the scene, but the boy managed to escape unharmed.
Back in 2019, a similar incident in the UK saw three-year-old Noah Draper ignore the rules of the arcade crane game at a play centre and crawled in the moment mum Natalie’s back was turned.
The nightmare scene began when Natalie, 37, returned from taking his twin brother Joel to the toilet and heard another mum ask: “Is that your child in the machine?’’
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Staff had to take 10 minutes just to break three padlocks and open the game.
Housekeeper Natalie, 37, said: “It was the most terrifying 10 minutes of my life.
“All he wanted was a teddy bear. If he had asked for the money, I would have bought one for him. He didn’t need to go to such extreme lengths.’’