Money doesn't grow on trees, but apparently a machine dishing it can show up next to them.

During a morning stroll, a woman in Deer Isle, Maine spotted an ATM machine, but not at all where you would expect. Apparently, an ATM machine found it's way into the Maine woods.  The woman notified Detective Steve McFarland of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. According, police are trying to figure out where it came from.

Believe it or not, the story gets even stranger. The machine is fully intact, and no one has reported one missing or stolen. “Usually they are just thrown out into the woods, ripped open and smashed to pieces,” McFarland said. “If you wanted cash out of it, you certainly would have ripped it open.”

McFarland attempted to plug in the machine (you know that would be your first move) but it did not work.

When McFarland plugged the machine in, it didn't work. He is asking that the owner or whoever left the ATM would call him at 207-667-7575.

“I could charge them with littering, but I doubt it. I don’t think I would do that.” One thing's for sure, the person would have to pay from another ATM.


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