James Minor rolled up to the Bojangles’ drive-thru in Henrico County, VA, and ordered some chicken. His box of Bojangles’ chicken was cold when he got it, so he sent it back and asked for a new one. That’s when he got a big surprise.

What should have been a box of freshly cooked Bojangles’ chicken delivered to his car a few minutes later turned out to be filled with $4,500 in cash.

WTVR reports that Minor had pulled up to wait for the drive-thru order to finish cooking, as instructed. An employee came out with Minor’s order several minutes later, and Minor had the smart idea to check his chicken before driving away.

“When I opened the box up, the BoJangles’ chicken box, there was probably close to $4,500 in cash and also SunTrust deposit slips,” Minor said. He took video of the whole thing on his phone as proof, which he then provided to WTVR.

But that wasn’t the weirdest thing that happened. When Minor rushed into the restaurant with the money and told the manager what happened, the manager was straight-up rude.

Minor returned the money to the guy, then asked what would have happened if he hadn’t noticed it before leaving the parking lot.

[pullquote]“[The manager] told me in an arrogant, nasty attitude being disrespectful saying that, ‘We would’ve called the authorities on you, too.’ Here I am doing a good thing, bringing the money back. Most folks probably would’ve kept on going and wouldn’t have recognized it until they got home.”[/pullquote]


The manager offered Minor a free meal and tailgate party, and the company offered him a $100 gift certificate. Minor was annoyed by that point, and just wanted an apology and a decent amount of money as a thank you. Minor said, “I deserve respect, an apologetic letter from the Bojangles’ company and probably a cash reward. What is a $100 gift certificate when you’re bringing in $4,500?”

[via WTVR]