Mike Vegas from Berkeley, California, ordered a pizza and some wings from Domino’s but what he got was worth more than his comfort food combined.
According to reports, when Vegas received his delivery, he ate just one slice of pizza, and didn’t touch the wings, before putting everything else in his fridge for later (talk about self control). He hadn’t even opened the box of wings, so he had no idea that it did not contain hot, spicy chicken, but instead was full of cold, hard cash.
A few hours later, the delivery driver began calling Vegas, probably after panicking when he realized that the money he’d “hidden” for a deposit had gotten mixed up with his delivery orders. It turns out that the delivery driver had been on his way to the bank and Vegas’s house was his last stop. Vegas ignored the calls since he was at work, but when he got home from a shift at 5 am and was hungry for wings, he couldn’t ignore the stacks of cash in front of him, totaling nearly $1,300.
The pizza guy put the cash in the wings box for safekeeping. Lucky for him, Vegas decided to give it back.
“I wanted to keep it, believe me. But I can’t, I can’t do it,” Vegas said.
The delivery driver was very grateful to Vegas, saying that honest people are hard to find these days. Vegas said his first job was delivering pizza for Pizza Hut when he was just 16 years old, so he really felt for the driver.
Domino’s offered Vegas free pizza for one year, which he accepted. Some may say he should’ve kept the money but ordering a $12 pizza every day for one year adds up to $4,380—more than three times as much as the cash he found. I think we all know who the real winner here is.