Anthony Helinski, a 34-year-old teacher from Lawrence, Massachusetts, has been charged with putting his toddler into a BarberCut Lite arcade machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes. He turned himself in Wednesday, five days after witnesses at the Mall at Rockingham Park recorded video of a man encouraging the girl to grab prizes from within the game. Continue reading to watch the video without effects straight from the Salem NH Police Department.
“The video then shows the toddler climbing out of the machine. Andover Public Schools tells WCVB-TV that Helinski has been placed on leave from his job as a middle school teacher. Helinski is charged with theft, trespassing and child endangerment. He does not have a listed phone number and it was unclear whether he has an attorney,” reports WCTI 12.