Banking on some good luck, he tried to get the attention of customers using the ATM by passing "help me" notes through the receipt slot of the machine. I'm stuck in here, and I don't have my phone. He could not call for help as he had left his phone in the truck he came.
Actually, the man was inside a little room that connects with the ATM. One of the notes read, "Please help". A Bank of America ATM spitting emergency notes with cash and receipts sounded like an absurdly constructed plot of a prank television show.
Most people thought the notes were a joke.
Unable to contact the outside world, the desperate contractor had started writing pleas for help on pieces of paper and pushing them through the dispenser to customers expecting to receive cash, not supplications. "Please call my boss", with the number written below.
The contractor had been working on changing the lock to a room that was attached to the ATM and got stuck inside the machine. The man was found uninjured, police said.
Pena said no one could hear the contractor in the ATM and said several officers had to kick the door in to rescue him. Olden added saying, "You'll never see this again in your life that somebody is stuck in the ATM machine".