Boy's finger stuck in barbershop gumball machine

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(Courtesy of Greenwich Professional Firefighters)

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A young boy eager for a gumball during a visit to the barbershop got more than he bargained for when he got his finger stuck in the machine.

The Greenwich Time reports that firefighters and police officers responded in force to Palms Barbershop in Greenwich after getting a 911 call on Saturday.

Co-owner Tony Socci says staff first tried to free the boy's finger by spraying oil on it.

Fire Lt. Tom Lenart says the boy, who was around 4, "managed to wedge his finger between the mechanism that spins and allows the gumball to drop."

Firefighters freed him by breaking the plastic casing around the gumballs with pliers and dismantling the feeder with a screwdriver.

The boy was not hurt — and still got his haircut.