BERKELEY, CA (WXTF)— -
A man in Berkeley, California got quite the shock when he realized his box of Domino’s chicken wings was filled with cash.
Mike Vegas says he was relaxing at home and decided to order pizza and some wings from Domino’s.
“So I ordered some pizzas, I thought I had the day off. And I thought I was just going to stay home and just enjoy my relaxation. And I put a phone call in for dominos,” Vegas says.
He says he ate one slice of pizza and put the rest of the food, including the box of wings, in the fridge.
“About 5 a.m. I got home from work and looked in my refrigerator and pulled out what I thought was wings and turned out to be $1300 bucks,” Vegas said.
Hours later he says his phone started blowing up with calls, but he didn’t answer because he was at work.
“I didn't even look at it and took off to work. And through the rest of the evening, my phone started blowing up.” Vegas said.
The calls were from the delivery driver who was on his way to the bank.
Turns out the driver put money in the wings box for safekeeping—but accidentally delivered the box of cash.
It wasn’t until Vegas got home from work that he opened the box of wings and found $1300 inside.
He says he wanted to keep the money, but knew the right thing to do was to give back.
“I wrote a Facebook post and 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,” Vegas said. “I wanted to keep it, believe me! But I can't, I can't do it.”
Vegas says he sympathizes with the driver because back when Vegas was 16-years-old, his very first job was as a pizza delivery man for Pizza Hut.
“Thank you so much. Honest people are really, really hard to find these days,” Mumtaz said. “I just want to thank you. We want to offer you free pizza for a whole year.”
“I’m going to have to start working out more obviously,” Vegas joked. He also added that he’s just glad no one got in trouble.