Missing Nebraska boy found inside claw machine at bowling alley

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LINCOLN, Neb. — A child reported missing by his mother was found safe inside a claw machine at a bowling alley in Nebraska on Monday.

According to KETV, the boy’s mother called police around 5:30 p.m. after she discovered her 3-year-old was not inside her apartment.

Across the street, patrons at a nearby bowling alley found a little boy sitting with stuffed animals inside a claw machine. Employees called the vendor, who quickly arrived and let the boy out.

Police investigating the missing child report were alerted by someone who was at the bowling alley, at which point police were made aware of the boy inside the claw machine. Shortly thereafter, the mother was reunited with the child, who was unharmed, according to the report.

Police said the mother was not cited for any crime because she contacted police as soon as she noticed the boy was missing.

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