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You can be stuck with a pile of cash but still need to get out. A contractor in Corpus Christi found himself in that situation this week.

He was working inside the ATM room at a Bank of America that was being remodeled according to KRIS 6 in Corpus Christi. While working, he accidentally locked himself in the room.

To make matters worse, he left his phone in his truck and couldn't call for help.

Give the man props, he found a creative way to get the word out. The ATM was still operational and as people would come by to withdraw money, he would slip notes out the receipt slot.

Some people though it was a joke but someone did call police, who thought it was a joke, too. However, when they arrived, they could hear the man in the room.

Officers were able to break open the door and free the contractor.