- The unnamed driver was arrested in Malaga, Spain after getting stuck
This is the astonishing moment a man repeatedly rams his car into an ATM because it ‘wouldn’t make him any money’.
The driver could clearly be seen smiling as he rammed his vehicle into an ATM, backing up for a few meters before accelerating again and again.
The surreal scene took place around noon on Sunday in a La Caixa branch in Malaga on the Costa del Sol.
Witnesses said the motorist had signaled for people to get out of the way before crashing into the cash machine in a drama that lasted about 10 minutes.
Initial reports, based on the driver’s own claims to bystanders, indicated that he acted out of anger because he could not withdraw money.
Video shows the family car driving into the popular Spanish bank in Malaga, Spain
The driver appeared to be smiling as he repeatedly drove his car into the bank
Police have now confirmed they have arrested the driver who crashed into the cash machine in Malaga’s Ciudad Jardin area on suspicion of criminal damage and theft.
The driver, who has not been named, is said to have claimed he acted out of desperation because he did not have enough money to feed his children, although police have not yet commented on that.
He passed a breath test and a drug test.
Confirming Sunday’s arrest, which took place after the man’s vehicle became wedged between two pillars as he drove to the cash machine for the fifth or sixth time, a spokesperson for Malaga’s local police said: “Local police officers have a man has been detained for some time’ crime of criminal damage and theft using the ram raid method.’
The driver tested negative for alcohol and drugs after repeatedly ramming the building
Bystanders could only watch as the man drove onto the bank, grinning
They added: ‘The incident took place at 12.30pm on Sunday in the Ciudad Jardin area of Malaga, when the person in question attempted to rob a bank.
“Police have identified several witnesses, including one who was using the ATM when the driver motioned for him to get out of the way before crashing his vehicle into the ATM several times.
‘The driver tested negative for both alcohol and drugs.
“The vehicle he was driving has been towed.”