It appears that he crawled in through the prize slot and the machines owner says, however he did took him some time. The workers at Madsen's Bowling and Billiards in Lincoln said that a customer alerted them about a little boy who was stuck inside a claw machine. This happened around the same time his mom reported him missing.

The machines owner was quick to free the boy and no injuries were reported. As the father of a five year old...when they see something they want, they'll do just about anything to get it.