Kids and appliances just don't mix. I've heard stories about children hiding in file cabinets, climbing in dryers and losing their hair or fingers to hand mixers. But, now a washing machine has been added to the list with a recent story in the Virginia Pilot.

A four-year-old climbed into his family's top loading washing machine and got stuck. It said:

Donovan Hasseman, who wasn't hurt, was wedged up against the agitator with a knee folded against his chest, while the machine was empty and not running Sunday night, Dover Fire Capt. Mike Mossor said.

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When his mom couldn't get him out, she called for emergency assistance.

The fire department wound up using its hydraulic "jaws-of-life" tool normally used to remove crash victims from wrecked vehicles to cut through the machine's walls and plastic tub.

The boy was scared, but unharmed.

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