This Is the Funniest Missing Toddler Story You Will Ever Read

missing boy found in arcade toy claw machineChildren get into the wildest spots, don't they? They find ways to climb, descend, and scale places and things we could never dream of conquering. But just wait until you hear this story!

A 24-year-old woman in Lincoln, Nebraska reported her 3-year-old son as missing after she notice that he must have slipped out of the home when she went to the bathroom.

At the same time, customers at Madsen's Bowling and Billiards restaurant also called the police when they noticed a little boy was stuck the arcade toy claw machine. He was hanging out and playing with the toys. Just having a grand ol' time!


When police arrived, they quickly put the two stories together and realized that this was the same little boy who was reported missing just moments prior. Turns out that the boy had left his home and walked across the street to the restaurant and climbed into the machine. He was freed successfully from the machine and returned home to his mom without any injuries.

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What a hilarious little kid! He slipped out of the home, walked across the street to the restaurant, and went directly for the goods. How he managed to slip into the machine, is absolutely beyond me, but those are some impressive maneuvering skills.

Thankfully, he wasn't injured or worse, and that's definitely a happy ending. It's terrifying to think that the boy crossed the street all by himself, and walked into the restaurant without anyone noticing. Kids can slip away from their parents or guardians in the second that you turn your back. Just goes to show that you can't take your eyes off these little troublemakers for even a moment.

What's the craziest place your child has ever gotten into?


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