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Mom of boy locked in NJ washing machine: wasn’t me

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The mother of a toddler who briefly got stuck inside an active washing machine at a southern New Jersey laundromat says she and his father aren’t the people seen in a surveillance video that’s received millions of hits online.

Sakia David said Wednesday she didn’t even know about the May 11 incident until she saw the video on the news. She says her son was treated at a hospital for scrapes and bruises and wasn’t seriously injured.

David says the woman in the video is the girlfriend of the boy’s father and she was baby-sitting him. David says she doesn’t know who the man in the video is.

Authorities say the man put the boy in the washing machine as a prank, unaware it would automatically start.



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