A man from Nanjing who was unable to withdraw money from an ATM decided to take his anger out by pouring a bottle of coke into the machine, evading police and the 50,000 yuan in damages for over two months.
According to the Nanjing Morning Post, the incident took place on January 16 at a Hua Xia bank ATM. A man identified as Zhang Mo tried to withdraw some cash but discovered that he had no savings left on his card. Angry at the turn of events, he took a bottle of coke and poured it over not one, but two machines.
Zhang then fled the scene, leaving the bank to pick up the damages from his act of vandalism which were estimated at 50,000 yuan. When the bank finally notified the police, they discovered that Zhang had already left the city as he was only working there temporarily.
Zhang somehow managed to evade the authorities for two months, avoiding all forms of communication. Police visited his home address and got in touch with previous employers to no avail.
But wild goose chase could not last forever. Zhang was caught in a train station in Nanchang, Jiangxi province and will be extradited to Nanjing where he faces charges for public vandalism and evading justice.
The vandalizing of ATMs is surprisingly common in China. Incidences range from an 88-year-old granny smashing one up with the help of a hammer, to a lady ripping one apart with her bare hands.
By Sarah Lin
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