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Hackensack Firefighters Free Boy, 4, From Vending Machine

Hackensack firefighters freed a 4-year-old boy who got his arm stuck in a vending machine Wednesday. Hackensack firefighters freed a 4-year-old boy who got his arm stuck in a vending machine Wednesday.
Hackensack firefighters freed a 4-year-old boy who got his arm stuck in a vending machine Wednesday. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Smiles all around after the youngster was freed. Smiles all around after the youngster was freed.
Smiles all around after the youngster was freed. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack firefighters freed a 4-year-old boy who got his arm stuck in a vending machine Wednesday night.

The youngster was reaching into the Sol Core machine for a bag of popcorn at the Ice House when his arm got caught in the door, Deputy Fire Chief Ken Kalman told Daily Voice.

Firefighters worked for 45 minutes to calm and free the boy before Sol Core owner Larry Edinger brought the key to the machine.

"The machines are designed so that this doesn't happen," Edinger told Daily Voice.

The tearful child hugged his father -- and got a free bag of popcorn.

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