Man arrested after punching ATM for ‘giving him too much money’
COCOA, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly punched an ATM because it was “giving him too much money,” according to Florida Today.
The incident happened on Nov. 29 when 23-year-old Michael Joseph Oleksik started hitting the ATM at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Cocoa. Oleksik caused at least $5,000 in damages, the newspaper reported.
Oleksik later called the bank and apologized for the damage, telling a manager that he was “angry the ATM was giving him too much money and he did not know what to do.” He also said he was in a hurry and on his way to work.
He was arrested on Friday and charged with criminal mischief after Wells Fargo asked local police to press charges.