Engineer stuck in cash machine uses marvelous tactic to escape

fantastic stories | July. 14, 2017

A man found himself stuck in a cash machine recently.

The company contractor had entered the safe room behind a Bank of America ATM in Corpus Christi, Texas, to carry out some maintenance work. He was changing a lock, and got locked in.

Better yet is the way he got out. Without his phone and so unable to call for help, the engineer cunningly slid an SOS message through the machine to customers outside.

"Please help," he scribbled. "I'm stuck in here and I don't have my phone. Please call my boss at 210-***-****."

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Most of the baffled public drawing out cash thought the whole thing a bizarre joke. Fortunately for the worker, one took it seriously, and called the police.

"We come out here, and sure enough we can hear a little voice coming from the machine," Senior Officer Richard Olden told KZTV . "So we are thinking this is a joke. It's got to be a joke."

But police kicked down the door – and there, inside, was a cash machine maintenance man. He'd been stuck inside for about two hours.

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