An angry customer has smashed her car through a bank entrance after refusing to stand in line

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  • An angry South African woman drove her car through the front doors of a bank.
  • The woman refused to stand in a queue after a problem with withdrawing money.
  • And in yet another bank queue incident, a desperate client urinated on the floor after standing in line for more than an hour. 

A woman drove her car into a bank at a shopping mall in Boksburg near Johannesburg on Friday, apparently after being kept waiting too long.

The motorist, who is in her 40s, was arrested at the scene.

"She had an argument with a teller [on Friday] about the withdrawal of money. The bank could not help her, so she got very angry," South African police spokesperson Captain Pheelo Mothapo told News24. Mothapo added that the argument apparently stemmed from the woman's refusal to follow the bank queue.

The Boksburg Advertiser reported that the motorist had driven her car “a number of times” into the front entrance of Standard Bank at the K90 Centre.

Standard Bank spokesperson Ross Linstrom told News24 that counselling had been offered to those “impacted by this unfortunate event”. "We can also confirm that the client was served in a professional manner and in line with client-service procedures. The query was of a complex nature. " he said.

In another incident of a client being kept waiting too long, a woman at a bank in Kempton Park, Gauteng, became so desperate for the toilet that she urinated on the floor.

"I'm pressed!" she said. "For one hour we've been fighting. The toilets are locked," said the angry woman, who hiked up the back of her skirt and proceeded to pee on the floor of the FNB bank - her legs stretched to protect her shoes.

Centre manager of the Woodbridge Square Mall where the incident took place, Gift Ndou, told News24 he recalled that on that particular day, there had apparently been no water at the centre due to a burst pipe and the toilets were locked while the pipe was being repaired.

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