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Published: Sunday January 12, 2014 MYT 3:41:00 PM
Updated: Sunday January 12, 2014 MYT 3:47:51 PM

Drunk man damages 7 ATMs after his bank card was swallowed

IPOH: Hell hath no fury like a man whose automated teller machine (ATM) card is swallowed by an ATM!

A man vented his anger and damaged seven ATMs at a bank in Menglembu last night - all because his ATM card was swallowed by one.

Using a knife, the 35-year-old, believed to have been drunk at the time, broke the screens of the seven ATMs in the incident about 10.10pm.

City police chief ACP Sum Chang Keong said a police team detained the suspect, from Taman Pinji Mewah, Lahat and seized a knife to facilitate investigations.

He said preliminary investigations revealed the suspect, who was drunk at that time, became furious when one of the ATMs swallowed his bank card. 

"Whipping out a knife, the man damaged the screens of seven ATMs," he said in a statement here Sunday.

Sum said the case was investigated under Section 6 (1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958 -Bernama.

Tags / Keywords: ATM, drunk


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