However, the Sheriff’s Office solved the case late Wednesday afternoon.
"We've just heard from the owner, who said she picked the ATM out of the trash," a dispatcher told the Press Herald. "She told us she put it there as a joke, to her neighboring property owners."
It is not clear how the woman got the machine or whether there was cash inside it, the newspaper reported. Deputies said it was unclear whether the prankster would be charged with littering.
“I could charge them with littering, but I doubt it. I don’t think I would do that,” McFarland had said earlier Wednesday. “I would probably want the owner to come get it and dispose of it more appropriately.”