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Corpus Christi ATM Repairman Gets Stuck Inside, Sends Notes for Help

By    |   Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 02:46 PM

A repairman stuck inside a Corpus Christi ATM without his phone got help by sending notes through the ATM as customers drove up to withdraw money.

The unnamed contractor was attempting to change the lock on the ATM at a Bank of America location when he managed to lock himself inside the security room behind the machine, then realized he didn’t have his phone or the device he needed to unlock the door, Fox News reported.

The Bank of America location was closed for renovations, so he couldn’t get anyone’s attention by making noise, Fox News reported. To get people’s attention, the man started dispensing notes describing his problem to people getting cash from the ATM, using the receipt slot.

"Please help, I’m stuck in here, and I don’t have my phone. Please call my boss," and the number, the notes read, according to The Washington Post.

The police said that the first few customers thought it was a joke, but someone eventually took his note seriously and called police. Although police did not collect detailed information on the incident because no crime was committed, they estimate the man might have been stuck inside the ATM for about two hours.

The police confirmed that the man was employed to work on the ATM by calling his boss’s number as given on the note. He was unharmed when he was let out of the ATM.

"Everyone is OK, but you will never see this in your life, that somebody was stuck in the ATM, it was just crazy," Corpus Christi police officer Richard Olden said, according to Fox News.

Twitter users wondered how that could happen and sympathized with the man.

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