Boys will be toys.

A three-year-old boy who went missing Monday night from his apartment in Lincoln, Nebraska was found in a very strange place: inside a claw machine at a bowling alley across the street.

A bartender at Madsen's Bowling Alley and Billiards said, "I really don't think he noticed any of us outside the machine because he was just picking up stuffed animals and putting them down where they come out of."

The tyke snuck in through a prize hole and the company that owns the machine acted swiftly and freed the boy.

The mother is not in any legal trouble because she called 911 right away after noticing her son had disappeared.

The boy did not suffer any injuries and was allowed to keep one of the many toys he was playing with while inside the machine.

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