Locals gathered round to see the bizarre sight before a security guard arrived to scare away the creature.
Rescue workers then caught it – but unluckily for the lizard, it was empty-handed, having been unable to get its claws on any cash.
Speaking after, Krittavit said: ”I was so shocked and didn’t know what to do. I waited for a while just wishing him to move on so I could use the machine, but he didn’t. Eventually, I gave up and went to withdraw money somewhere else. There was no way I was wrestling an angry lizard to get to the machine.
”My friends and I have been talking about what he was doing there. Was he really a secretly wealthy lizard trying to make a withdrawal? I think he must have come out of a local canal or drain because of the heavy rain and found himself in this unusual place.”