Customer at cash machine is handed scribbled plea for help by man stuck inside it

Rob Waugh

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.

MORE: Twinkle, twinkle – astronomers find smallest-ever star

MORE: Do you find this image disgusting? Scientists might now know why

‘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.’

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes