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Florida man says he punched ATM for giving too much cash

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Posted at 10:42 AM, Dec 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-27 10:42:27-05

COCOA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man told investigators he punched an automatic teller machine because it gave him too much cash.
    
An arrest report says 23-year-old Michael Joseph Oleksik man caused about $5,000 in damage to an ATM at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Cocoa on Nov. 29. He was arrested Dec. 22 on a criminal mischief charge after bank officials decided to press charges.
    
Florida Today reports surveillance video captured Oleksik pummeling the touch screen.
    
An arrest report says that Oleksik told a bank manager he was angry that the machine was giving him too much money and he didn't know what to do because he was in a hurry for work. He apologized for causing damage.
    
Jail records don't list a lawyer for Oleksik.

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