Hey, Look! There’s a kid in this claw machine!

Ah, poor Devin Haskin. He’s gotten an early lesson that a life driven by consumerist greed will leave you alone, trapped in a glass cage, surrounded by possessions but with no one to love.

Apparently, 3 year old Devin managed to climb up through the prize chute of a claw machine game at his local Godfather’s Pizza, aiming to snag some of the sweet but elusive swag inside. Devin squeezed himself through an opening only seven inches wide to get to the toys inside. Although obviously the family was panicked, wondering exactly how much oxygen is trapped inside one of those coin-guzzlers, Devin happily idled away his time whilst incarcerated, playing with toys and giggling. A fireman noted that Devin had to be dragged shrieking from the machine when it was finally cracked open, allowing his exeunt. Three cheers for Devin!

This is apparently a fairly common phenomena, having happened at a Piggly Wiggly and a Wal-Mart as well. They should really fit those doors with some interlocking, flesh-chewing metal teeth or something. Damn kids.

Boy gets caught in toy-filled ‘claw’ machine [Star Tribune]

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  1. buck09 says:

    Now I know where babies come from!!

  2. Bubba Barney says:

    There’s still Godfathers pizza around? Don’t tell me there are Shakey’s as well!? We haven’t had those here in Denver since ’79.

  3. iota says:

    why didn’t they just use the claw to get him out?

  4. AcidReign says:

    …..Yeah, Godfather’s quit doing the stuffed pie (bastards) back around 1980 or so and went belly-up in Alabama, too! If they had fed him the stuffed pie, he would have eaten till he couldn’t move, and would have never been able to fit up the prize chute!

  5. Bubba Barney says:

    Damn, I want pizza now.