Carowinds officials in Charlotte, N.C., confirmed that a 13-year-old boy became stuck in a claw machine on Sunday when he attempted to steal from the machine in Thrill Zone.



Carowinds' medical response team assisted the teen in exiting the machine and providing him with first aid before reuniting him with his guardian.

The Carowinds spokesperson commented that the safety and security of guests and employees is the park's priority.

It is currently unknown what repercussions the boy may have faced from Carowinds.


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Looking through TikTok this doesn't seem to be an uncommon thing, kids getting stuck in claw machines.


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Chicago Firefighters Save Toddler From Claw Machine

I think that any kid who's ever played one of those claw machine games eventually comes up with the same plan this toddler did.

Firefighters in Palatine, a suburb of Chicago, were called to a laundromat after a 3-year-old boy got himself stuck inside a claw machine. The child had wandered away from his mother and was able to through the prize door on the game.

From there he was able to climb up to where all the toys are, but he ended up getting trapped.

The fire department had to dismantle part of the machine in order to free the boy. His plan worked though and he got to take two toys home with him.

Read more at NBC Chicago.

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