Chinese woman accused of smashing up ATMs because she was ‘in a bad mood’

Suspect seen waving to security cameras before throwing stones at eight separate cash machines

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 19 December, 2017, 3:59pm
UPDATED : Friday, 05 January, 2018, 2:28pm

A woman in southern China has been arrested on suspicion of smashing up eight ATMs as a way of venting her frustrations, local media has reported.

The 23-year-old from Luchuan county in the Guangxi region, who was identified only by her surname Li, is accused of going on the rampage in the middle of the night on December 11, Guangxi News reported.

Surveillance footage showed a woman walking into a booth carrying rocks and bricks. She then looked into the camera and waved before throwing them at the machines.

The woman then moved onto two other ATM booths where she repeated her actions.

A total of eight machines were damaged before she was stopped by police.

Li was reported to have said she was “in a bad mood” and wanted to vent her anger.

She was detained by the police and charged with affray.