Those who thought the world was safe from arcade claw machines gobbling up our youth, take heed. The ravenous mechanical creatures have struck again, this time claiming a three-year-old Nebraskan boy.

The tyke was returned safe to his mother not long after finding himself in the belly of the toy-filled beast, and got to keep one of the stuffed animals as a token of his harrowing journey. But let this be a lesson to parents everywhere: claw machines are coming for your kids. Or maybe the other way around. Either way, be safe out there. [USA Today via Twitter]

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