Man Destroys ATM Machine Because It Gave Him 'Too Much Money'

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Despite an apology, the man was booked to into Brevard County Jail and charged with criminal mischief.

A man in Cocoa, Florida, was arrested after he reportedly beat up a cash machine because it dispensed too much cash.

Michael Joseph Oleksik, 23, was taken into custody after he caused $5,000 damage to the ATM’s touch screen at a Wells Fargo branch.

The incident took place last month and police tracked the man down after going through the surveillance footage that showed him pummeling the machine as it kept dispensing cash.

After damaging the machine, he reportedly called the bank and apologized. He told the bank representative that he was “angry the ATM was giving him too much money and he did not know what to do.”

However, despite the apology, Oleksik was booked to into Brevard County Jail and charged with criminal mischief.

He was later released after posting bond.

This isn't the only ATM trouble to hit in 2017. In July, a contractor in Corpus Christi, Texas, got called in 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.  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.”

Finally, someone did call the police two hours later and they finally rescued the man from the ATM.

 

Spotlight/Banner: Brevard County Sheriffs Office

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