N.H. 7-year-old gets pills instead of toy from vending machine

The girl put a quarter into the machine for the third time at a pizza restaurant on Friday

A child in New Hampshire got medications from a vending machine that was supposed to dispensing a toy.

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Police in New Hampshire say a 7-year-old girl inserted coins into a toy dispenser and received a plastic capsule filled with medications for blood pressure and kidney stones.

Rochester Police Capt. Jason Thomas said Tuesday the girl put a quarter into the machine for the third time at a pizza restaurant on Friday when it spit out a container that had at least three pills where the toy should have been.

Thomas says two of the pills were blood pressure medication; the third was a capsule of medication to treat kidney stones.

He says the machine is owned by an out-of-state vendor. Authorities are working with the vendor to determine how the medications got into the machine.

Thomas says the toy dispensing machines have been removed since the incident.

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