A man in Berkeley, California has been rewarded with a free year of pizza for returning $1,300 in misplaced cash to a delivery driver.
According to ABC 7, Mike Vegas thought he’d ordered a pizza and some wings from Domino’s Pizza. There was definitely some pizza at least, because he was able to scarf down a single slice before work called him elsewhere.
“I thought I was going to have the day off,” Vegas told the local news. “I was going to sit at home and enjoy my relaxation.”
While occupied with work, Vegas’ phone suddenly began going off with phone calls and text messages from a number he didn’t recognize. Turns out, the delivery driver had mistakenly given him a wings box with $1,300 in cash hidden in it — put there for safekeeping before the driver made his final stop of the night.
Vegas returned the money and, because of what Domino’s Pizza General Manager Zia Mumtaz called an “honest” act from an “honest” person, received a year’s worth of free pizza from the franchise.
The problem is, Vegas polled his friends on Facebook before deciding to give the money 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.”
“I wanted to keep it, believe me,” he admitted. “But I can’t, I can’t do that.”
That’s usually not how this whole “honesty” thing works in reality, but whatever. Nobody was fired, the money was returned and Vegas got free pizza for a year.
Check out the clip below, via ABC 7:
[h/t Associated Press]
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