A customer at a cash machine saw a piece of paper emerge from the ATM’s receipt slot – and it was a scribbled note pleading for help.
The note read, ‘Please help. I’m stuck in here and I don’t have my phone. Please call my boss at 210-***-****.’
The contractor accidentally locked himself inside the ATM – and then realised he had left his phone in his truck in Corpus Christi, Texas.
He realised his best hope of escape was to scribble notes asking for help – and then push them out through the machine’s receipt slot when it was in use.
Thankfully, a customer called police.
‘We come out here, and sure enough we can hear a little voice coming from the machine,” said senior officer Richard Olden.
‘So we are thinking this is a joke. It’s got to be a joke. Everyone is OK, but you will never see this in your life, that somebody was stuck in the ATM.
‘It was just crazy.’