Police often responded to unusual calls, but this situation was one for the record books. He actually passed the notes through the receipt slot of the ATM.
So he started slipping messages through the receipt slot to customers on the outside asking for help.
KRIS was able to obtain one of the notes.
The trapped man had earlier slipped one handwritten note to a person pleading: "Please Help".
The note asked someone to call the contractor's boss and gave a phone number, KZTV said.
"Sure enough, we can hear a little voice coming from the machine, so we're all thinking this is a joke, it's gotta be a joke" said Officer Richard Olden of the Corpus Christie Police Department.
"But you'll never see this again in your life", Olden said.
What began as routine maintenance work on an ATM machine.
In total, the contractor was stuck for two house before his boss arrived, although officers had to resort to kicking the man down to get him free.
Marcel Peckham, 43, Catalin Dragomir, 33, Eduard Ticu, 32, and Silvester Papp, 25, will each be charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.