A man working on a cash machine became stuck inside the cash machine and had no way out. He forgot his phone and the swipe card that he needed to get in or out. His only chance of an escape was to write notes and stick them through the receipt slot. Customers continued to take cash from the machine. Some people saw the notes and thought they were part of a prank or viral video being filmed.
One customer took the note seriously and called the police. The police arrived and helped free the man from the back of the machine.
What was the man doing back there? He was changing a lock and a funny twist of ironic fate left him locked in!
A workman trapped inside a cash machine was forced to pass handwritten notes through the receipt slot to summon help - but customers thought it was a joke.
He became stuck when changing a lock to a room that leads to the back of the ATM, said police in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Lieutenant Chris Hooper said: "Apparently he left his cellphone and the swipe card he needed to get out of the room outside in his truck."
Imagine how this guy's day went. Goes to work on an ATM machine and change the lock as he's instructed, then he gets stuck, then he's writing notes and slipping them through the receipt slot while people are taking out cash - but some of the people literally ignore the guy! Can you believe that? I would've knocked on the machine and made some noise to see if there was anyone behind it who could make some noise back.
I can't believe people just walked away! How can you walk away without at least tapping on the machine to see if anyone really is in there. Even if it was a prank, then at least you know for sure one way or the other.
Let's point out one very important fact. This man carries a pen. Do you know anyone who carries a pen with them? I sure don't know anyone who always has a pen. Back in the day, before cell phones, boys used to carry pens just in case a girl wanted to give them her number. But nowadays everything is on the cell phone. You don't need to write numbers anymore. You don't even need to remember phone numbers anymore. The phones get smarter and we get dumber!
Just be glad this guy got out safely, even though some people didn't bother helping him!Posted in News and filed under funny.