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Noah Jeffrey, Toddler, Crawls Inside Toy Vending Machine in Australia, Hands Out Items

Toddler Toy Machine

First Posted: 02/ 6/2012 5:14 pm Updated: 02/ 8/2012 5:11 pm

Three-year-old Noah Jeffrey really wanted a toy, and he wasted no time trying to get it.

The Australian boy climbed inside a vending machine in a restaurant play area Sunday and sat amid the candies and Spongebob toys, handing out items to a group of onlookers, the Herald Sun reports.

Noah was in the machine for about 10 minutes before his mother coaxed him out with the promise of another toy.

While the boy thought the incident was all fun and games, hot temperatures and a lack of oxygen could've put the tot in danger. A writer for Hypervocal jokingly stated he was "surprised no one tried to grab him with the claw."

The vending machine company said they would install a bar to prevent similar accidents in the future, according to the Herald Sun.

Several children have managed to crawl inside toy machines throughout the years.

In 2010, a boy climbed through a machine's one square foot hole at a Wisconsin Walmart.

Firefighters told WLFI the 9-year-old was entertained by playing with toys inside the machine, but they were eventually able to rescue him before the situation took a turn for the worst.

A 3-year-old Minnesota boy was also elated to be inside a claw machine in 2006 and didn't seem to be in a hurry to get out.

"One of my firefighters had to reach inside and get him," Fire Chief Dan Wilson told the Associated Press at the time. "He was happy in there."

The thought of a child climbing through such a small opening might be hard to believe, but a South Carolina store's security camera captured footage of one girl's ascent into a toy machine.

A boy, who appears to be the girl's brother, alerts an adult to the child's whereabouts, and shoppers soon gather to help and watch the rescue.

WATCH the South Carolina store's security footage:

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Filed by Ileana Llorens  |