This is really sad to hear.
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A man wanted to make a simple withdrawal of $140 from a bank ATM in Portland, Maine when he unexpectedly hit the jackpot. The machine started spewing out thousands and thousands of dollars…$37,000 to be precise! Sounds straight out of Portlandia to us!
So, the guy did what any of us would do:
tell a bank attendant start stuffing all the cash into a shopping bag!
buzzkill lady who was behind him waiting to use the ATM at 5:30 a.m. yesterday (wow, a lot of people doing some transactions in the wee hours, huh?) called the police when the guy was spending more time than usual at the machine.
When police arrived, they found the guy still mid-stuff! So, the money was returned to the bank, and no charges were pressed on the man who would've been $37,000 richer. In fact, we expect the exact opposite to happen. We expect him to be de-pressed over all this!
We kid, we kid.
While police investigate, a bank official described the cash-spilling issue as a "code error" and said that none of the customers' accounts had been affected.