Frustrated at not being able to withdraw cash despite repeated attempts, a man in Madurai on Saturday damaged the monitors of two ATMs in the early hours of Friday.
The Times of India reported that the incident took place at the SBI ATM in Kamarajar Salai around 1am, but the bank lodged a complaint only in the evening.
Once he realised that there was no cash in the machines, the man reportedly returned with a big stone and smashed the displays of the machines.
The police are trying to identify him with the help of CCTV footage.
Last week, a similar incident occurred in Andhra Pradesh.
The incident occurred in Paderu in Visakhapatnam district when a constable stood in queue at an SBI ATM to withdraw cash.
But by the time his turn came, the machine had stopped working as it was apparently cash-dry.
Irritated, the cop kicked the machine repeatedly.
He left but returned a few minutes later to vent his ire on the other machine at the ATM station.
Following this, bank authorities locked the ATM and handed over the CCTV footage of the incident to police for further action.