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Man Scared Of Using Cash Point Machine Gets Arrested First Time He Uses One

Strange German

A German man who was so scared of identify theft that he would never use a cashpoint machine, finally gave in and used one, and was arrested.

The 40 year-old from Muenster, apparently attracted attention when he spent so long checking the ATM for cameras, devices that would trap his finger prints on the keyboard and signs that the screen was genuine, that people (presumably the frustrated ones behind him in the queue) called the cops...

... Oh, and he snapped a pair of surgical gloves on before he actually pressed the buttons...

Police arrived and after investigating decided to let the strange guy go.

Doubtful if he will use a cash machine again though. has a policy of not naming ordinary everyday people in stories like this.


Story seen on Ananova, 2nd July 2008


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