Authorities say a father’s prank at a southern New Jersey laundry nearly turned tragic when his toddler son briefly got stuck inside an active washing machine.
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Now, they’re hoping to identify and locate the family. They say the matter isn’t considered criminal, but they want to ensure that the child wasn’t harmed.
The May 11 incident at the Camden business was captured on a surveillance video, which drew millions of hits after being posted on YouTube and other Internet sites.
The laundry’s owner says the father was playing “peek-a-boo” with the child and put him in the machine as a joke. When he shut the door, it locked and started an automatic cycle.
After a few frantic seconds, a worker stopped the machine and freed the child, who didn’t appear to be hurt.
The above is from NJ1015.com website.
*** I saw the video. It was not a few frantic seconds. It was over 1 minute of panic. The poor little kid was rolling around in there probably bumping his head and wondering why his father did this! Terrible, stupid mistake!
You can Google it, youtube search or go to NJ1015.com to see it. Let me know what you think. Should he be punished or was the bad experience enough?