Man attacked at ATM, left bruised and bitten

Man attacked at ATM, left bruised and bitten

This is not the type of scuffle you want while peacefully drawing cash from your nearest ATM.

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Social media has erupted following the release of a video of a man being attacked at an ATM by two women, who claim that the man stole cash from them.

The two women, who are accompanied by a man, can be seen tugging and pulling on Chris Harding, a student from Port Elizabeth, leaving him with bite marks and bruises. Harding claims that he was the victim of a slick scam. 

“She, allegedly, switched my card with hers in a matter of seconds,” the NMMU law student said. 

The dramatic scuffle resulted in Harding being bitten on the forearm and scratched on the chest. He was taken to St George’s Hospital where he received a tetanus shot, booster shot, and is on a six-month anti-retroviral course as a precaution.

The three other ATM users involved refused to give their details. 

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the police were investigating a case of attempted robbery.

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