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 Pizza in Berkeley, California, made a major mistake with their delivery order last Friday. They were supposed to bring Mike Vegas, a bartender at AT&T Park in San Francisco, some pizza and wings, but what he got instead was $1,300 hiding inside the chicken wings box.
“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 said. “I wanted to keep it, believe me. But I can’t, I can’t do that.”
He returned the money — hopefully insuring that someone at the restaurant didn’t lose their job — and the company even gave him pizza for the year. What does that work out to?
Doing basic math for a Domino’s delivery in Berkeley, if Vegas orders a large 14″ pepperoni pizza, it comes to $18.60 with tax; delivery was free for the street address we used. Multiply that by 52 — the number of weeks in a year — and he’ll be getting back $967.20 in pizza profit. That, of course, is assuming he only orders one pizza a week. No word on any restrictions with this offer. But it seems like Vegas isn’t too worried.
“Driver is safe and keeps his job, money is back at Domino’s, I was offered free pizza for a year,” Vegas wrote in a Facebook update. “Bonus- karma should drop by my place soon.”