Man Trapped Inside ATM Slips 'Please Help' Notes To Customers

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A contractor in Corpus Christi, Texas, got called in Wednesday to fix a faulty lock in a room connected to a drive-through ATM, and wound up getting stuck.

Customers using an ATM in Texas got a lot more than money on Wednesday afternoon. To their surprise, they received cash plus handwritten notes that read: "Please help. I’m stuck in here, and I don’t have my phone. Please call my boss.” 

The unidentified man who’s a contractor for Bank of America went to the bank to fix a lock on the room that’s connected to the ATM and wound up locking himself in.

The message also included the phone number of the man’s employer, but pretty much everyone thought it was a joke and didn’t bother calling. What would you have done?

Finally, someone did come to this poor man’s rescue two hours later and called the police. They let them know that there was a man stuck in an ATM, and he couldn’t call for help himself because he had left his cellphone in his vehicle.

Office Richard Olden of Corpus Christi Police told KRISTV, “We come out here, and sure enough, we can hear a little voice coming from the machine. So, we are thinking this a joke. It’s got to be a joke.”

Wow! Even the police thought they were getting punked. It’s not every day that someone is stuck in an ATM, but thankfully this man was saved and will probably never leave his phone in his car again.  

Banner/thumbnail image credit: Wikimedia Commons user Masrur Odinaev

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