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Man withdraws mouse from cash machine

TT/The Local/gm · 27 Jan 2012, 08:24

Published: 27 Jan 2012 08:24 GMT+01:00

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Gholam Hafezi was mystified when he didn't get a receipt for his 700 kronor ($104) withdrawal, but noticed instead what looked like a shoe lace hanging out of the machine, the local Västerbotten Folkblad newspaper reported.

Hafezi grabbed hold of it and to his amazement realized it was the tail of a mouse, with the head and the rest of the body stuck inside the machine.

“I pulled once more and then his tail came off,” said Hafezi who rushed in to the customer help desk at the neighbouring Coop Forum grocery store for help.

Staff at the store ignored his pleas, however, because the cash machine had nothing to do with the shop owners.

Hafezi eventually got help from staff who were looking after trolleys, and together they managed to extract the rest of the rodent from the machine

“One of them pulled out the mouse, and its head was left intact, although it was a little bloody. Then I got out my receipt,” Hafezi told the paper.

However, the shocked bank customer remains uncertain whether the rogue rodent survived the ordeal.

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“I don’t know, but it was certainly still warm”, the shocked man replied, adding that he thought the mouse must have sneaked into the cash cartridge when the money was first loaded in.

TT/The Local/gm (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:07 January 27, 2012 by Paddy
Excellent article - very well written!
10:27 January 27, 2012 by hejsweden
lol made my Fredag. ;-)
11:37 January 27, 2012 by BrittInSweden
So they mutilated and probably killed a mouse just to get their receipt. Sheeesh, priorities people!!!
11:37 January 27, 2012 by star10
That means mouse can be a useful tool to get inot the cash machine. lol!
13:09 January 27, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
I always suspected that these machines were powered by a mouse running on a treadmill, and now I have proof.

Since Mickey got 'caught up' at this cash machine I guess he will be late for his next SAS flight back to the US.
15:46 January 27, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
The banknotes Mr Hafezi received were probably the mouse's nest
17:59 January 28, 2012 by BillyB
"rushed in to the customer help desk at the neighbouring Coop Forum grocery store for help"

what on earth did he expect them to do!! ha ha
19:04 February 6, 2012 by bethrichardson
Poor mouse!
18:49 February 7, 2012 by sunnchilde
Sounds like a nice promotion. Withdraw 600 Kroner, get a free mouse.
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