Brevard Co. man says he punched ATM for giving too much cash

Michael Joseph Oleksik, Brevard County Jail booking photo

COCOA, Fla. (AP) – A Brevard County 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.

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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