Contractor stuck in ATM sends help messages through receipt slot

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Contractor stuck in ATM sends help messages through receipt slot

Since the ATM still works, people were stopping by to get cash, and the contractor chose to slip out notes through the receipt slot stating,"Please Help".

Senior Officer Richard Olden, of Corpus Christi Police, said officers could hear "a little voice coming from the machine" when they first arrived at the scene. The note read, "Please help! I'm stuck in here".

A worker trapped behind a Texas ATM got out by feeding pleas for help though its receipt slot. "Please call my boss", the repairman wrote along with his boss' phone number. So to try and get out, he started slipping notes to the customers through the machine.

Police say the contractor was trapped inside the ATM for about two hours before he was finally rescued.

Police said that some took the notes as jokes, but that one person took it seriously and got help. So we are thinking this is a joke.

"Everyone is OK, but you will never see this in your life, that somebody was stuck in the ATM, it was just insane", Olden said.

The man, whose name has not been released, became stuck in the machine while fixing a lock, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported.

The man, who police say was working on a renovation of the bank, left his phone in his vehicle before getting stuck in the drive-thru ATM's vault.

"It was just insane", senior officer Richard Olden told KZTV.

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