This is a classic case of wanting to play but getting played instead.

A 20-month-old New Jersey boy had no idea what laid in wait for him when he eagerly rushed to play with the latest addition to his toy collection.

Luca had received a box designed to teach him about shapes, but he somehow climbed into the box, his mom, Soona Choe, told CBS New York.

“It’s kind of comical if you think about the situation,” she told the station. “He got in, got wedged in, and he couldn’t get out.”

Choe said when she realized just how stuck her son was, she had to call 911 ? which was a bit embarrassing.

“I’m like, ‘My kid’s stuck in a toy,’ and they’re like, ‘What kind of toy, what do you mean?’” Choe said, according to Inside Edition.

The Fort Lee police officer who responded to the call, Sergeant Rick Hernandez, admitted the incident was indeed amusing.

“It was a priceless expression on his face. He looked a little bit embarrassed about the situation,” Hernandez told MyHighPlains.com.

Although Hernandez said he had called a truck carrying heavy rescue equipment to move to the scene, he managed to free Luca just from his own sheer strength.

“I asked Mom if I could break it, [and] she said, ‘I tried, you can give it a shot,’” he told the website. “I was able to get off the front panel, it cracked.”

Luca is back to playing with the toy, but his mother said she plans to keep the toy and remind him of the incident, presumably for the rest of his life.

He won't like to see this in some years’ time but sadly, the internet never forgets. 

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