Toy crane machine dad turns self in to police

A dad who was caught on video sending his toddler into an arcade crane machine to steal valuable prizes has turned himself in.

34-year-old Anthony Helinski, a Massachusetts middle school teacher, surrendered to police in New Hampshire. He faces charges of theft, criminal trespass and endangering the welfare of a child. His school has also placed him on leave pending an investigation.

A bystander took video of Helinski helping his young daughter crawl inside the machine. She's then seen handing her dad a Nintendo DS and a Nintendo Switch gaming console from inside. Another child was standing by and shouted, "Yes, it worked." Helinski is due in court next month. (WFXT-TV)

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