Girl gets trapped in spinning washing machine

PASADENA, TX - A five-year-old Texas girl is recovering in the hospital after she was locked in a washing machine.

It happened Tuesday evening at a public laundromat in Pasadena, Texas.

Police say the young girl was trapped in the machine on high speed a while before anyone noticed.

“One person walked by and said they saw something flopping around in there. They thought it was just a dress or something because it was moving pretty fast,” said Vance Mitchell with the Pasedena Police Department.

It's not yet clear how the girl ended up in the machine.

A woman told police another patron reported it broken and got a refund ahead of the child being found inside the spinning washer.

Police haven't said where the girl's parents were or who was watching the child.

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