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Toddler stuck in arcade game gets national attention

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

It's a story still receiving national attention.

A Lexington toddler who crawled into an arcade machine and had to be rescued by fire fighters. Only WKYT was there, so we decided to catch up with the almost two-year-old and her family, who still can't believe how the story is continuing to put them in the spotlight.

"It's so hard to believe, I mean it's shocking really," said Amber Campbell.

Amber Campbell and her husband Lee Campbell are the proud parents of Kaytlyn, the little girl who crawled into the machine at a Lexington laundromat a little less than two-weeks ago.

"My mom came home and was like, hey get up, get up! Kaytlyn's going to be on the news. For what?" Lee Campbell said.

Campbell said his mother wouldn't tell him why, she just said, 'You have to watch channel 27.'

"So we did, and the first thing I see is Kaytlyn's little head in a toy machine," said Lee. "I couldn't figure out how she got inside."

Lee and Amber were at home when it happened. Kaytlyn was at the laundromat with her grandmother and aunt.

"I was scared, like we watched the video on the news, and I had tears come to my eyes," Amber said.

Lexington Fire Fighter's had to use a saw to free Kaytlyn, who was shaken up, but unharmed.

"She's amazing, and I'm so glad she's okay," said Amber.

They've been even more surprised by the attention they've received since the story first aired on WKYT.

"One of the first things I said to her was, I'm 22 yrs old, and I haven't made it on the news. Here you're not even but a tenth of that and your already there," Lee told us.

CBS' This Morning show aired WKYT's video and, other major network show's have attempted to get in contact with the Campbell's for them to appear as guests on those programs.

"I'm pretty much in shock because my little girl, she's like all over the news, all over Jay Leno, YouTube, everywhere we look," said Amber.

While they say, a trip to New York would be exciting. For now, this young couples only concern is spending time with their daughter.

"We love every minute with her," they said.

The owner of the arcade machine said he is looking at ways to prevent a similar situation in the future.


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