A technical glitch at a U.K. bank left a man trapped on Sunday morning, after he had tried to withdraw cash from an ATM.
The customer was left stranded in a vestibule at a branch of Metro Bank for nearly three hours when the doors locked and he wasn't able to exit the building.
The man entered the bank - located about 18 miles west of the capital in the town of Uxbridge - at precisely 6:58 a.m. London time Sunday morning and was released at 9:49 a.m. by an engineer working on behalf of Metro Bank.
Sana Khan, a passer-by who works at a nearby coffee shop, told the U.K. Mirror newspaper that he found the man waving frantically when he found out that he was locked in.
"He tried the handle of the door but it just wouldn't open," he said. "He slid his card through a small gap between the doors but when I tried it, the door still wouldn't open."