A Fort Myers man had a gun pulled on him at an ATM – and the suspect wasn’t after his money, just his spot in line.
It happened Monday around noon at the Suncoast Credit Union on Underwood Drive off Palm Beach Boulevard in the Tice area.
Juan Huggins said he was trying to use the walk-up ATM, but it was out of order, so he walked around the corner to use the drive-thru. He said that’s when a man in a truck pulled up behind him.
“And he tries to pin me against the wall,” Huggins said, saying the man was cursing and telling him he should have a car, and he tried to calm the driver down.
“He said ya know, I don’t care who you are and went to cursing me out and telling me what he’d do to me.”
That’s when the man pulled a gun.
“He reached into his console and pulled out a gun, a handgun and pointed it at me.”
Huggins said he thought “I didn’t wanna be where he was anymore,” so he walked away.
“I wasn’t afraid for my life until I walked away and thought about it.”
The terrifying ordeal has some rethinking safety at ATMs.
“I’ve always been leery of my surroundings when I walk up to an ATM,” said Tammy Ashe.
“People really need to watch their tempers,” said Timothy Mammon.
Huggins reported the incident to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
“I hope they catch the guy. We don’t want him to do that to anybody else,” Huggins said.
Suncoast Credit Union was closed when the incident happened. A representative said they were aware of a “fender bump” happening at the drive-thru ATM.
Huggins wasn’t injured and said he’s still waiting to hear from a detective on the case.