A 17-year-old boy got in way over his head when he tried to steal a soda from a vending machine and became stuck in the machine’s receiving slot.
Police said the incident happened around 5 a.m. Saturday morning at the trolley station on the west end of 22nd Street in National City.
The teen – who police said is a student at Sweetwater High School -- stuck his arm into the receiving slot of a vending machine in an attempt to steal a soda and got wedged inside the slot, according to authorities.
A trolley rider spotted the trapped teen and called police.
Firefighters, police, paramedics and trolley security all showed up at the scene to assist in getting the high school student out of the Coke machine.
After a failed attempt to get the keys for the soda machine, authorities determined they had to take the rescue up a notch and began using axes to chop at the sides of the vending machine.
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