Charlotte (WJZYMore) – A 13-year-old boy got stuck in a claw machine at a North Carolina amusement park over the weekend, a theme park spokesperson confirmed.
Staff at Carowinds Theme Park in Charlotte were notified of the strange incident before 2 p.m. Sunday, a spokesperson said. and climbed inside the Cosmic XL bonus game machine in Thrill Zone.
A park crew rescued the boy from the machine, after which medical staff tended to him. He was stuck for about 17 minutes, according to Parks.
Teenagers were released to their parents after treatment.
He has since been banned from the park for a year for attempted theft, a park representative told The Associated Press.
A picture of a boy trapped in a machine has been published on a Carowinds fan account On facebook, Commentators appeared equally amused, aggravated, and astonished by the teenage feat.
“This kid will tell the grandest stories to tell his friends about his Carowinds trip.” written by one person.
“Great job by parents” someone else pointed out with sarcasm. “Now kick them out for the rest of the year.”
“His guardians have to get him back,” joked another.
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