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Mansfield Township man damages ATM after it froze during his transaction, police say

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A 31-year-old Mansfield Township man was charged after he launched a frenzied assault on a PNC Bank ATM, leaving a damage bill estimated at nearly $2,000.

On November 15, police were called to the PNC Bank on the report of damage to their ATM. The officer was told the damage had occurred on November 12 between 6:38 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Police were then provided with still photos from the bank’s ATM camera of the man who had caused the damage, estimated at nearly $2,000, police said.

The man was observed punching the ATM screen causing it to break and then giving the ATM the middle finger, police said.

The officer identified the man and and made contact with him who acknowledged causing the damage after becoming frustrated when the ATM froze in the middle of his transaction, police said.

The man, whose name was not released, turned himself in and was charged with one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was released pending a court appearance, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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