Taco Bell Drive-Thru Customers Find $3,600 In Takeout Bag
"I opened my bag to get my food, and it ended up being three bags of money," Kennidi Rue told Grand Rapids TV station WZZM. "A lot of money. And then another wad of a ton of twenties."
In total, it was about $3,600.
But this isn't the first time that a Taco Bell employee has mistakenly given a customer thousands of dollars. According to the manager of a Taco Bell in Ohio, it's store policy to keep bank deposits in the same bags that are used for takeout orders, which reportedly is why a drive-thru worker in May 2010 confusedly handed a customer $2,000.
That customer, who appeared in surveillance video to be a "young woman in her 20s," handled the mistake less nobly than then Kentwood trio, though. She apparently was never heard from again.
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Claire Gordon has contributed to Slate's DoubleX, the Huffington Post, and the book Prisons: Current Controversies. While an undergraduate at Yale University and a research fellow at Yale graduate school, she spoke on panels at Yale and Cornell, and reported from Cairo, Tokyo, and Berlin.
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