FIREFIGHTERS (Ooh please Father Christmas, if you love me at all . . bring me a Firefighter! Although Crispy has threatened to send me strippers and toys for Christmas which might be OK) were called to a bizarre rescue mission at a Northern Territory shopping centre after a little boy climbed up the prize chute of a claw arcade game and got stuck inside with the toys. The really entertaining thing was it's all on CCTV . . the little devil just climbed up the chute and ended up with the fluffy bunnies he was only 2 and a half bless his soggy nappy.
A six-man crew from the Palmerston Fire Station rushed to the nearby Oasis Shopping Village after receiving a call that a child was trapped in a toy vending machine at 3.25pm on Saturday 6 December. Shoppers watched on - most of them trying to control their laughter - as the firies used the jaws of life and then a hacksaw to cut the padlock on the machine.
The firies (affectionate term for Fire Fighters God Bless their Calendars) then had to pry the glass door open - all while the boy's parents stood by trying to calm him down through the glass. One onlooker told the Northern Territory News that everyone found it "extremely amusing".
Senior firefighter Brendon Magnoli said it was "definitely'' one of the most bizarre call-outs he had to attend in his seven years on the job. "We certainly don't get these often,'' he said.
Well in trying to find an image for this little event apparently it's not uncommon . . enjoy. We're off to the Outlaws for the weekend and an early Christmas, not before time I might add!
Looks happy enough in floofyland
Bit of a squeeze?