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CuteAZguy27 39M
2154 posts
10/6/2005 9:25 pm

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7 days until

<--he's not stuck-thats how he sleeps.

yes, this is happening again,for the regular bloggers may already know this but the new or those passing by there was a countdown last August-and now there is another one-yet this time its not my birthday

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - A 3-year-old boy upset that his mother wouldn't let him use a crane vending machine to try to win a small stuffed animal took matters in his own hands. He climbed up the chute to get the prize himself. Danielle Manges said she took her eyes off her son, James, for a moment to pick up a juice bottle he threw. When she looked up, he was in with the plush toys.

"I bent over to clean it and within two seconds he had climbed through the hole, into the chute and pushed the door shut so we couldn't get him out," she said. "He climbed up in the toys and was in there for a good hour."

Manges said James has been sick and sleeping odd hours so they went shopping about 3 a.m. Thursday at a Wal-Mart in the city some 15 miles east of South Bend. She let the boy play on some of the rides, but wouldn't give him money for the vending machine.

At first, Manges thought it was funny.

"He was playing with all the toys and hanging from the bar like a monkey," she said.

Manges said people leaving the store went back inside to buy disposable cameras to take photos of her son. She bought one herself.

She became upset, however, when Wal-Mart employees said they did not have a key to let James out. So Manges called the fire department for help.

"I expected his hand to be caught in the machine but it was his entire body in the machine," firefighter Anthony Coleman said. "He was swinging from a bar, jumping around. He was having a ball."

About 40 people watched as 7 police officers and firefighters removed the back of the machine and freed him.

James still came up empty handed.

"He definitely didn't get a toy after that," Manges said.


Isnt wild how we turn our backs just for a moment from our kids and they dissapear, spill something, hit their brother or sister or even get stuck in a vending machine ?


Mood: cramped

caressmewell 53F

10/7/2005 6:22 am

It happens in the blink of an eye!

digdug41 49M

10/7/2005 9:23 am

Dam kids alwayz into something lol

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rm_Network_Minx 47F
542 posts
10/7/2005 3:14 pm

My son, when he was two, backed the car across four lanes of traffic. I still don't know how he got it out of gear and released the emergency break.

7 Days Until?
Hmm will you give us another hint?

CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
10/7/2005 5:19 pm

caressmewell- it sure does, we turn our heads just "for a moent" and they are already got their little fingers into something


CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
10/7/2005 5:22 pm

digdug41-indeed ! yet i remember some of the "great esacapes" i pulled and got into something that was "a no-no"


SweetDarlinAngel 39F
2996 posts
10/7/2005 5:46 pm

Ugh! I would have probably called his father instead of the fire department. Told him that if his son was goingto act like him, then he could figure out how to get him him out! LOL

7 days to AZKitty's 1st bicycle ride?


CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
10/7/2005 6:13 pm

Network_Minx 4 lanes of traffic, sounds like something i would have done !

Sorry, no hints until day 1 or day zero ! (nice try)


CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
10/7/2005 6:40 pm

SweetDarlinAngel thats right, wake his dad up and his dad's girlfriend up at 3 in the morning, tell that witch to stay in bed and the mother expects that he be at Wal-mart in 7[minutes !

Well, no-but CuteAZkitty might be jelous of this


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