A drunk who tried to withdraw some cash from a glass-walled Automated Teller Machine, ATM, in Zhejiang, an eastern coastal province in China, ended being wedged under it. The man was found under the small opening at the base of the door housing the machine. The drunk was believed to have attempted squeezing himself through the small base opening of the ATM booth.
He survived the incident only after a rescue team, inundated by distress calls from passers-by , sawed off the door to let him off.
It turns out he had tried to withdraw some money but entered the wrong pin number and then to make matters worse he was unable to open the door to get out.
He told fire servicemen that he entered the booth normally by using his card to authorise the door open, but repeatedly punched in the wrong pin.
The spokesman for the service, Hsin Ke, said: “After inserting his pin number falsely three times, the cash machine swallowed the card. He said he was unable to open the door and thought the best way to get out was through the gap under the door.
“He was well and truly wedged and unfortunately he was too intoxicated to follow our instructions on how to get himself out so we had to smash the glass panel to remove him.”
Ke said the drunk would be charged for the damage done to the ATM booth.
“It is going to turn out to be a very expensive night on the town for this man,” he said.