ATM Spits Out $37,000 to Homeless Man

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – It’s the stuff of dreams.  One homeless man who sleeps in the vestibule lobby of a TD Bank in South Portland watched in amazement as the ATM gave him thousands of dollars Thursday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, police received a call that a man had been lingering at an ATM for an unusually long time.

When they got there, they found the homeless man stuffing what turned out to be $37,000 into a shopping bag.

Police said the 55-year-old man had just withdrawn $140 from his own bank account.  But somehow figured out that by simply withdrawing more, the machine would give it to him — whether he had funds or not.  So he kept on withdrawing.

The man ended up giving back the money to TD Bank, and the bank decided not to press charges.

TD Bank spokesman, Eric Springer said in a email to the paper, “This was an isolated occurrence that has been resolved and no customer accounts were impacted.”

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