A trio of young Taco Bell patrons from Kentwood, Michigan – Kennidi Rue, Luke Postma and Grant Kruse – just earned some major karma points.
And hopefully free Doritos Locos tacos for a month.
Somehow finding approximately $3,600 in one of the fast food joint’s drive-thru to-go bags, they decided to return the cash to the restaurant.
“I opened my bag to get my food and it ended up being three bags of money – a lot of money – and then another wad of like a ton of twenties,” Rue said.
“We added it up. We were like, ‘What do we do with this now?'”
“Of course, initially, you want to keep it, of course. But then you’re like, ‘What’s the right thing to do?’ We were saying we’d never feel guilty about bringing it back.”
“It obviously wasn’t ours. So it’s not like we were losing anything in giving it back. So, we just thought we’d bring it back and just do it the right way.”
According to the manager, this bizarre fast food find wasn’t the result of any shady money laundering or drug deal gone awry a la Breaking Bad.
It was the result of an accidental act by a lone Michigan employee – who apparently wept when the cash was returned – and who followed protocol.
Mostly. It is store policy for takeout bags to be where the franchise’s cash deposits are placed before they go to the bank, according to the restaurant.
In this case, $3,600 went out the wrong door. Luckily, it ended up in the hands of these three.