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Updated 31 October 2016

7-year-old surprised as toy dispenser spits out pills

When a young American girl inserted coins into a toy dispenser, she received a plastic capsule filled with medications for blood pressure and kidney stones.

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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.

Machines removed

Rochester Police Capt. Jason Thomas said the girl put a quarter into the machine for the third time at a pizza restaurant when it spat 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 with medication to treat kidney stones.

Read: Avoiding 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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