Tot Traps Herself In Claw Machine In Quest For Pokemon

This is the moment an adorable toddler finds herself trapped behind the glass of a claw machine after climbing inside for a Pokemon soft toy.

The three-year-old from Dongguan City in China’s southern Guangdong Province was visiting a shopping centre with her mum and siblings when the accident happened on 20th June.

Video Credit: AsiaWire

Video from the shopping complex shows the hapless girl sitting among giant soft toys of popular Pokemon character Pikachu, but she is unable to get out again.

Her distressed mum called the police, who immediately began looking for solutions other than breaking the glass.

Fortunately, a staff member was able to find the owner of the claw machine. He arrived with a key to open the glass panel and let the girl out.

Credit: AsiaWire
The girl rescued from the claw machine

The tot was not injured and returned safely to her mum.

Policeman Ouyang Weiliang said: “The mother brought her three children to the shopping centre but did not pay attention to the eldest.

“She saw the yellow soft toy and didn’t know how to get one. She saw the dispenser and crawled inside.”

The claw machine owner, who was not named, admitted the accident was the result of a “loophole” – specifically the large size of the dispenser chute.

It is unclear if the young girl ended up with a Pikachu.


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Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report


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