Authorities in Florida who initially believed they were investigating a pothole discovered a tunnel leading to a bank with digging tools and a generator at the bottom.
Someone called police Wednesday morning to complain about the sinkhole near the entrance of a shopping plaza, according to WFOR-TV.
Police then discovered much more than a sinkhole.
The tunnel stretched about 50 feet deep under the road, leading to a drive-up ATM window of a Chase bank in Pembroke Pines, north of Miami, WLPG-TV reported.
The tunnel began in a wooded area near the bank, according to WSVN-TV. A wooden pallet covered the opening.
Police used a remote-controlled rover to follow the tunnel’s path.
One of the customers told the WSVN that the scene looked like something out of a movie.
Investigators found a pair of muddy boots, a homemade ladder and stool, digging tools and an small generator inside the tunnel.
The FBI is now involved in the investigation.
The bank remains open, but the drive-up area has been closed and cut off with caution tape.