Chinese Woman Tears Apart ATM That Swallowed Her Bank Card

A Chinese woman in Dongguan tears apart an ATM machine that swallowed her bank card.


From QQ:

Dongguan Woman Destroys ATM Bare-Handed Because She Was Unable to Withdraw Money

Recently, many Dongguan residents have seen a post in their Weixin/WeChat Moments [friend’s circle]: A woman in Shilong town who apparently couldn’t withdraw money angrily dismantled an ATM machine with her bare hands. As this reporter learned, this scene indeed happened on October 16th inside the Jinshawan Shopping Mall. Shilong Police state that they preliminarily suspect the woman suffers from mental problems, have already taken her to the Dongguan Mental Hospital for examination, and are awaiting a diagnosis before they process the case further. As for the bank involved, they have yet to issue a clear response regarding this matter.


As seen in the photos online, the woman stands in front of a damaged ATM, with the ATM computer display “ripped out at the root” lying on the ground, and large amounts of receipts scattered on the floor. With a large number of city residents looking on at the side, there were even some security guards at the scene maintaining order.


A relevant representative of the Shilong Jingshawan Shopping Mall loss prevention department told this Southern Metropolis Daily reporter that at around 5:50pm on October 16th, this woman arrived at the ATM next to the escalator. “Afterward, we seen from the surveillance footage this woman dismantle the ATM, with security guards being dispatched to the scene after reports, but she had taken the ATM apart within a short few minutes,” the representative said. At the time, the woman stood next to the ATM mumbling to herself, pounding on the machine every so often.


“After dismantling the machine, she even stood there as if nothing had happened, but was then taken back to the police station once police arrived,” the representative said. At the time, the woman’s manner of speaking and bearing both seemed not quite normal, so employees did not go forward to stop her, and only called the police as well as notify the bank to come and deal with the situation.


The loss prevention department representative for Shilong Jinshawan Shopping Mall told this reporter that the woman did not use any tools either while dismantling the ATM. “We can see from the mall’s security cameras that she first pried off the plastic frame/case off the sides of the ATM, and then forcefully tore out the computer display.”


The representative says it may be that this ATM has been in service for too long, and that the plastic casing surrounding it has become old and brittle, and was therefore easy to damage.


According to police from the Shilong Public Security Sub-Bureau police station, by the time the police had arrived on the scene, the ATM had already been damaged, while the woman was on the scene claiming that she had repeatedly made withdrawals but the ATM would not spit out money, “She also mumbled to herself that the ATM was her friend’s and that it’s was okay for her to break it.” Police reached her family in Guangxi through her mobile phone, and the party on the other end claimed to be the woman’s younger brother. The other party said on the phone that his sister suffers from mental problems, and that “she’s like everyone else when she has her medication, but if she doesn’t take it, then she’ll have an episode. When that happens, she won’t even know what she’s doing.”

Through police investigation, the woman is surnamed Lin, is from Guangxi province Nanning city, and is 28 years old this year. At present, The Xihu police station has already sent her to the Dongguan Mental Hospital for examination. Because it will take 15 days before the hospital can produce a relevant assessment report, the woman is currently under observation and treatment at the hospital. Police are awaiting the hospital’s detailed report before they will continue processing the case.

Comments from QQ:

Nine Yin Bone Claw, Dragon Strike, Iron Hand… etc. [all names of various martial arts skills]. She hasn’t finished using all of her skills. How unfruitful…


Are ATMs made of paper mache? Or has this woman learned the legendary Nine Yin Bone Claw…?


I sincerely apologize to the directors of those absurd War of Resistance Against Japan serials: Questioning the realism of ripping apart Japanese devils with one’s bare hands was indeed wrong of me.


The facts show that the person who invented the ATM had them built using the thinking process of those with mental disorders, and that’s how she could so easily tear it down barehanded! I can use a rock and still not bash it open!


Must’ve learned hand-shredded chicken [“chicken” is a pun for “machine”].


That such a complex piece of technical machinery was dismantled by her shows that the minds of those with mental problems are more useful than those of normal people.


This isn’t scientific!


Anyone still remember that one guy who had no money after getting married took a crowbar to pry open an ATM in the middle of the night?


Seeing this piece of news is so satisfying! Just like ripping apart a little Japanese devil barehanded…

From NetEase:

Dongguan Woman Dismantles ATM Machine For Swallowing Her Card With Her Bare Hands

Summary: On October 16th, a woman dismantled an ATM with her bare hands after it swallowed her bank card, with photos of her violently tearing apart the machine going viral online. Surveillance footage show the woman repeatedly trying to withdraw money without success, pounding the computer display screen, then prying the plastic frame/casing off the ATM, and forcefully ripping out the computer display screen. Police say they suspect the woman suffers from a mental condition and she is currently detained at the Dongguan Mental Hospital for treatment.

The bank says she was unable to get money because her ATM card was “locked”, and that the machine had returned her card four times. It also said that the machine only had its interface panel removed and that it was not in as “sorry of a state” as it appears in the photos on the internet.

Comments from NetEase:

实心眼250 [网易辽宁省本溪市网友]:

Your customer service isn’t perfect and you blame others for tearing apart your machine? Talk about a business that mistreats its customers once it is big.

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This kind of woman is too scary. What if she isn’t satisfied in bed, will she…?

无味半川 [网易陕西省安康市网友]: (responding to above)

She’ll take it, not release it, and you’ll have to dismantle her [or free yourself]…

杀狗祭祖 [网易湖北省武汉市网友]: (responding to above)

The problem is, how do you dismantle her [free yourself]?? Does she use her cunt to wring it off, or use her cunt to directly just pinch it off??? Or does she use her cunt to suffocate it to death!!

随心所欲wtgw [网易湖北省武汉市手机网友]:

Sometimes we can only count on the mentally disturbed to do things that bring great satisfaction to everyone.

问候封回帖的 [网易江苏省苏州市网友]:

I’m really curious, if it wasn’t in as sorry of a state as the photos show, then what do the photos show?

何立言 [网易湖南省邵阳市网友]:

Swallow my card? Just you wait and see what I’m going to do to you!

铸造工人 [网易北京市网友]:

A good woman.

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Those who ding this will have a lifetime of good luck…

网易河北省廊坊市广阳区网友 ip:139.189.*.*

Manly woman! Good, there is hope.


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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