Two Mississippi tots found a fun way to entertain themselves while their mother did laundry at a local laundromat: The four-year-0ld pushed his seven-month-old baby brother around in a rolling basket.
The game turned (more) dangerous, though, when the older boy pushed the basket up against his mother’s washing machine. The baby leaned over to get a closer look, and the boy pushed the baby in.
Not realizing what had happened, the mother shut the door and started the washer up with her baby inside, realizing her horrifying mistake too late. Since the washer was running, the door was locked and couldn’t be opened.
The mother ran frantically to a nearby bar and returned with three men who pried the door open. The baby has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
I suspect the mother, on the other hand, will never be quite the same again.