A number of individuals received something other than cash and a receipt when they visited a Bank of America ATM this week in Corpus Christie, Texas.

According to police, a contractor was working on the machine when he became locked inside and realized his cell phone and key card were outside.

The following was among the notes he passed to customers until he was finally rescued:

Please help. I’m stuck in here and I don’t have my phone. Please call my boss at [redacted].

Reports indicate several individuals believed the incident was a hoax before someone ultimately called the police to assist.