The man then shuts the machine door, which locks, and the machine starts an automatic cycle with the boy inside while the woman was folding clothes nearby.
The man and the woman frantically pull on the door for a few seconds as the boy continues to spin, then they run to get help. A laundromat employee then quickly unplugs the machine, and the boy is pulled to safety. A short time later, the man and the woman leave with the boy.
Though the authorities are probing the matter, they feel he did the deed as a prank not realizing that the machine would start automatically.