Terrifying: 5-year-old hospitalized after being locked inside running washing machine

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PASADENA, Tx. – A 5-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital this morning after she was locked inside a washing machine.

It happened at a public laundromat in Pasadena, Texas.

Police say the young girl was trapped in the machine on high speed for several minutes before anyone noticed.

It’s not yet clear how the girl managed to climb into the machine.

Police haven’t said where the girl’s parents were or who was watching her.