Picture this: You’re going to an ATM to pull out some money, and instead you get slipped a “help me, I’m trapped” note. That’s exactly what went down at a Bank of America ATM in Corpus Christi earlier this week.
A man trapped in an ATM was rescued after he passed notes begging for help through the machine’s receipt slot. How in the hell does one get stuck in an ATM, you may ask? According to Corpus Christi cops, the man was a contractor who was working on the machine’s lock when he accidentally locked himself inside instead.
“He left his phone in his truck, he’s installing a new lock on the door, and he gets locked inside the building where the ATM is,” Officer Richard Olden of Corpus Christi Police told KRISTV.
When trying to pull out some cash, a passerby was slipped a note in the receipt slot, and immediately called authorities. The note asked for help, and said that the man didn’t have a cellphone with him. Other people who went to the ATM and were given a note thought it was all a joke and ignored the dude’s request.
We’re sure the contractor yelled like a MOFO once he was trapped inside, but no one could hear him. It took several officers to kick the door in to rescue him. It’s unknown how long the man was actually stuck in the ATM. Thankfully, he was unharmed, but we’re sure he was embarrassed.
Just think of that nightmare the next time you get a message reading “insufficient funds.”