You go to get money out of the ATM and instead of getting a receipt you get a note that says “PLEASE HELP ME”. That’s exactly what happened to a few people in Texas after an ATM repairman became trapped inside the machine. 

How’d that happen? He was changing a lock to a bank room that leads to the back of the ATM and he forgot his key card and his cellphone in his truck so he was locked inside the room for more than 3 hours. The bank was also closed, so no employees were working at the time. When the man realized customers were withdrawing cash from the ATM, he “passed “help” notes to them through the receipt slot.

One note read: “Please help. I’m stuck in here and I don’t have my phone. Please call my boss …”

Unfortunately, some customers thought the notes were some kind of joke, until one person finally called police.

“Everyone is okay, but you’ll never see this again in your life that somebody is stuck in the ATM machine. It was just crazy.” Senior Officer Richard Olden tells KZTV.

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