A Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM wrote notes to customers via the receipt slot asking for them to help him get out, police said on Thursday.
The Corpus Christi police lieutenant Chris Hooper said the technician became stuck on Wednesday when he was changing the lock to a Bank of America room that leads to the ATM Machine, according to Fox8.
“Apparently he left his cellphone and the swipe card he needed to get out of the room outside in his truck,” Hooper said.
The technician then passed notes through the ATM receipt slot to customers getting cash out of the machine, begging them to call his boss.
One read: “Please help. I’m stuck in here.”
A few of the customers thought the notes were a prank, Hooper said. But one person called the police, who detected a faint voice coming from inside the ATM. Finally, an officer kicked in the door to the room and freed the man, whose name was not released.
“Everyone is OK but you will never see this in your life, that somebody was stuck in the ATM,” Richard Olden, a police senior officer, told KRIS-TV. “It was just crazy.”