"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions > Off Topic Chat
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2005, 10:07 PM   #1
Master Chef
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NW Chicago Burbs'
Posts: 6,070
Send a message via Yahoo to -DEADLY SUSHI-
Young Child caught in Toyland

3-year-old rescued from stuffed-animal vending machine

ELKHART, Ind. - A crane vending machine can be frustrating enough when you’re trying to snatch a little stuffed toy from its steely clutches. Imagine if the prize it’s denying you is your own 3-year-old son.

James Manges II managed to climb up the chute and inside one of the machines Thursday, swinging around for an hour amid the plush toys he coveted before firefighters freed him.
James’ mother, Danielle Manges, said they had paid an early morning visit to a Wal-Mart in this northern Indiana city because he had been sick and was sleeping odd hours. After she denied him money to play the vending-machine game, he threw a juice box and climbed into the machine while his mother picked it up.

“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.

At first, Manges thought it was funny: “He was playing with all the toys and hanging from the bar like a monkey.”

She even bought a disposable camera to take pictures, as other shoppers did. But she soon became upset when Wal-Mart employees said they did not have a key to let James out.

Firefighters removed the back of the machine to free James — who went home empty-handed.

“He definitely didn’t get a toy after that,” Manges said.

The Associated Press
Updated: 10:06 p.m. ET May 21, 2005


-DEADLY SUSHI- is offline  
Old 05-22-2005, 05:51 AM   #2
Master Chef
texasgirl's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
I hope he got his a$$ busted. That's what I would have done

texasgirl is offline  
Old 05-22-2005, 09:27 AM   #3
Executive Chef
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,464
Have you had your habanero pepper today????
The hotter the pepper, the better the pepper!!!
kleenex is offline  
Old 05-22-2005, 10:46 AM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
middie's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cleveland,Ohio USA
Posts: 16,264
Send a message via Yahoo to middie
oooh break out the digital camera. you wanna talk about embarrassing him when he starts dating. that'll be pay backs enough lol.
middie is offline  
Old 05-22-2005, 11:44 AM   #5
Traveling Welcome Wagon
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,919
At least she didn't give him a toy. I'm so sick of seeing kids steal things (candy, toys, etc.), then watching the parents pay for the stolen item and then hand it over to the kid! Last year one of my teaching partner's kids snuck into the teacher's lounge and bought a candy bar from the machine (he knew it was forbidden). When my partner walked up, I said, "Oh look at what 'so-and-so' bought you!" He knew I wasn't joking, so he handed it over to her!

Barbara L is offline  
Old 05-22-2005, 12:58 PM   #6
Master Chef
luvs's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: da 'burgh
Posts: 9,673
some children truly lack discipline. it's sad. imagine a child getting away with this in the 1930's. not that they HAD toylands in the 30's but you know what i mean.
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
& rock on, PITTSBURGH-
luvs is offline  
Old 05-23-2005, 03:07 PM   #7
Contest Winner
Maidrite's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pageland SC
Posts: 3,114
I just wish my rump was small enough to fit in one LOL!
Yep I would have been just a little upset but it is kind of funny at the same time !
If you need a smile, take mine, I'll make a new one.
Maidrite is offline  
Old 05-23-2005, 03:49 PM   #8
Master Chef
texasgirl's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Now, I just hope that the mother doesn't try a stupid law suit for Walmart having a dangerous toy machine or something. All the stupid ones out there, I wouldn't doubt it.

texasgirl is offline  

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.