Woman cautioned for ATM shoe attack

Woman cautioned for ATM shoe attack

A British woman has been given a police caution for attacking a cash machine with her high-heeled shoe.

The 39-year-old was caught on CCTV hitting the Barclays ATM in Chippenham almost 50 times shortly after midnight on 2 July.



At the time, detective constable Richard Gardner said: "This was a completely senseless and inane act which caused sufficient damage to make the machine unusable for other customers."

After being interviewed last week the woman has now been given a conditional caution. She has also re-paid the bank for damage caused to the ATM key pad and screen.

Comments: (3)

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 27 September, 2011, 11:43Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Surely it would have been easier, and quicker, to put her PIN number in...

Matt White
Matt White - Finextra - Toronto 27 September, 2011, 13:45Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Nick, it was just after midnight on a Saturday, she may have been a little 'tired and emotional'.

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 27 September, 2011, 15:30Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

To be honest there are times when I have felt like doing that to a banks ATM.  I clearly remember being short paid by a Citigroup ATM some years back and felt like ripping the machine out of the wall, a shoe heel just wouldn't have been enough justice and my fist wasn't quite hard enough.

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