ATMs have taken a bit of a beating from angry patrons in recent times. This time it was an ATM in Dongguan that bit the dust as a woman was seen completely disabling the machine in order to retrieve her card, which had been swallowed.
The incident happened last week at a shopping mall in Shilong town, Dongguan prefecture-level city, and was captured by a surveillance video, according to NetEase.
The video reportedly shows the women repeatedly trying, and failing, to withdraw cash. The machine then failed to return her card, thus sparking her assault on the unsuspecting victim.
There is no report on whether she successfully retrieved the card, however Shilong police did reveal on Monday that the lady in question has been checked in to Dongguan psychiatric hospital to receive treatment for a mental illness.
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By Robert Ridley