HP- Hiding nearly $1,300 in cash in a box marked “chicken wings” might seem like a great way to safely get money to the bank, but only if you don’t accidentally deliver it to a customer.
A Domino’s in Berkeley, California, made just such a delivery on Friday, and the customer didn’t even open the box right away.
Mike Vegas, a bartender at AT&T Park in San Francisco, told NBC Bay Area he thought he was going to have the night off so he ordered some pizza and wings. But when he got called into work, he stuck the box of wings in the fridge unopened.
“I got off work really late, and when I came back home I found the cash in the delivery box — a refrigerated deposit,” Vegas told the station. “I was rubbing my eyes at 5 a.m., laughing at myself.”
Vegas said the driver had called looking for the missing money, but since he had been at work, he ignored the calls.
Vegas posted an image on Facebook showing two stacks of bills — one containing $666, the other $633:
Vegas seemed inclined to return the money from the beginning, using the hashtag #karmatest.
“Of course there’s a long list of people arguing you should keep it, you shouldn’t keep it, you should keep it, you shouldn’t keep it,” he told KGO, the local ABC station. “I wanted to keep it, believe me. But I can’t, I can’t do that.”
Some of Vegas’ friends also worried that the driver would lose his job over the botched delivery.
“Driver is safe and keeps his job, money is back at Dominoes, I was offered free pizza for a year,” Vegas wrote in an update. “Bonus- karma should drop by my place soon.”
Domino’s was also happy they got their dough back.
“Thank you so much for this,” general manager Zia Mumtaz said when Vegas returned the cash, according to KGO. “Honest people are hard to find these days.”
Listen im all high spirited knowing that theirs good people in the world. As a chinese food delivery driver i know how much it sucks when you deliver the wrong order, your boss yells at you, you get to the house the person yells at you, you go to the house the food was originally intended for and then they yell at you and you’re left with an empty tank and no tips. But im not blaming the pizza boy one bit. Why the fuck would a manager label a box filled with cold card cash “Chicken wings” and why the fuck would you put it in a chicken wing container??? And you think its to fool criminals from stealing it, you’re crazy. Between the 3 things that was and could have been in the box, Money, chicken wings, or pizza, all three of them are worth stealing. Not even as a criminal or a homeless guy. Like if i saw free wings laying around i probably would take them if they didn’t look gross. And if they look like 2 cold stacks of cash in crisp bills, yea then i definitely would steal it. If i were Mike Vegas over here i would make sure i order free pizza from Dominos as much as i fucking can because if their operation runs so poorly as to putting money in a box labeled chicken wings, they deserve to loose that cash.
p.s- Mike Vegas is kind of crazy for not digging into those wings like right away, I dont think i make it all the way back to the kitchen when i order wings.