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.