Saturday 21 October 2017

A prize messer - Jamie (3) gets stuck in machine

Mischievous Jamie Bracken-Murphy (3) got to keep two dragon toys after getting trapped in the arcade machine at the Jump ‘n’ Gyms play centre in Nenagh, Co Tipperary Picture: PA
Mischievous Jamie Bracken-Murphy (3) got to keep two dragon toys after getting trapped in the arcade machine at the Jump ‘n’ Gyms play centre in Nenagh, Co Tipperary Picture: PA

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A young boy took the chance to grab a cuddly toy with both hands, as he clambered into an arcade machine and got stuck.

Jamie Bracken-Murphy, from Nenagh, Co Tipperary, was trapped and on display in the machine for 10 minutes in his quest for a cuddly companion, according to his father Damien Murphy.

Mr Murphy (35) said he was sitting with Jamie's five-year-old brother, Shane, before hearing "muffled complaints" behind him.

He said: "I turned around and could just see Jamie's face looking out from behind the glass.

"I wasn't surprised at all really. He's a very mischievous, sharp kid who's always pushing boundaries.

"He was inside for about 10 minutes and was worried for maybe 10 seconds at the start, but then he just found it hilarious."

Mischievous Jamie Bracken-Murphy (3) got to keep two dragon toys after getting trapped in the arcade machine at the Jump ‘n’ Gyms play centre in Nenagh, Co Tipperary Picture: PA
Mischievous Jamie Bracken-Murphy (3) got to keep two dragon toys after getting trapped in the arcade machine at the Jump ‘n’ Gyms play centre in Nenagh, Co Tipperary Picture: PA

As staff at the Jump 'n' Gyms play centre in Nenagh searched for keys to the machine an off-duty fireman helped get the child out.

He added: "Luckily, a fireman was there and is used to dealing with situations like these. He told Jamie to crouch down and then he was able to shimmy out.

"He got to keep two dragon toys after picking them up inside. He's not embarrassed about it or anything, he just laughed."

Irish Independent

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