It sounds like a great trick to pull on the old Candid Camera–put somebody inside an ATM room and see how long it takes for someone on the outside to believe the person needs help.
Well, it actually happened in Corpus Christi, Texas. A contractor got stuck in the Bank of America ATM room without his phone and had to write “help” on ATM receipts in an effort to get free from the tiny room.
It took about two hours before somebody finally believed the stuck contractor and called police for help.
Video from KRIS TV in Corpus Christi:
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