Worker stuck in ATM slips rescue note to stunned customer

The man passed this note to call for help. Source Kris6news

The only way he could communicate was by slipping notes to customers through the ATM machine.

Police rescued the man and he was not hurt, according to KZTV in Texas.

One note read, "Please help".

Instead he slid notes through the receipt slot reading "please help", and "call my boss" that were noticed by a passer-by, prompting a call to the police. "I'm stuck in here". Apparently, several customers thought the scribbled messages were a prank and ignored them until one patron got sufficiently spooked.

Police often responded to unusual calls, but this situation was one for the record books.

Police said some customers thought the notes were a joke, but one chose to give them call.

The news channel reported that the worker was trapped in the room - that sat behind the cash machine which is accessible from the street - for around two hours. "It's got to be a joke", said Senior Officer Richard Olden. "So we're all thinking this is a joke - this has got to be a joke", Olden said.

"It was just insane", senior officer Richard Olden told KZTV.

"Everyone is okay, but you will never see this in your life, that somebody was stuck in the ATM, it was just insane", he added.

The man, who police say was working on a renovation of the bank, left his phone in his vehicle before getting stuck in the drive-thru ATM's vault.