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Oddly enough: Toddler rescued from toy crane machine in Pa. mall

Toddler rescued from toy crane machine in Pa. mall

MCKEES ROCKs, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a 2-year-old girl spent 15 minutes stuck inside a toy crane vending machine in a Pittsburgh-area mall.

Moon Run Fire Chief Paul Kashmer tells WPXI-TV that the girl didn’t seem upset by the ordeal Wednesday night in the food court at the Mall of Robinson, in Robinson Township. Kashmer says firefighters arrived to find “the cutest little girl in a pink outfit sucking her binky inside with the other toys.”

The girl apparently climbed up the chute into which the coin-operated crane drops prizes. Kashmer used a tool to pry open a door on the machine to reach the girl.

The vending company hasn’t been identified.

Camel falls on audience at Fla. Christmas show

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A camel and its rider are unhurt after toppling onto audience members during a rehearsal for a costumed Christmas pageant at a South Florida church.

The camel named Lula Bell walked down the aisle and was supposed to stop and kneel. Instead, the animal balked and then stumbled sideways. It fell onto several pews and the rider was also tossed into the audience.

No one was injured during the Thursday night rehearsal at the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach. But the pastor organizing the pageant says the camel won’t be in any shows.

The camel was on loan from Animals in Motion, a Florida company that trains and transports animals for movies, shows and parties.