Three Michigan friends decide to go to Taco Bell for a late night snack of chicken burritos, two soft-shell tacos with no cheese and a drink, but ended up getting the $3,600 nightly cash deposit instead.
“I was about to hand my boyfriend his food and I said, ‘You guys, there’s no food in here. It’s just money,'” Kennidi Rue, 18, of Holland, Michigan told ABC News. “I thought it was a candid camera joke.”
There was no camera in sight for Rue, her boyfriend, Grant Kruse, 20, and their friend, Luke Postma, 25.
It wasn’t until they were about a mile away from the Kentwood, Michigan Taco Bell when they discovered the cash instead of their order and had to make the decision of returning it or keeping the cold hard cash.
“We just sat there and said, ‘What are we supposed to do?'” said Rue. “At first, we were like, ‘Think about what we can do with this money,’ but we weren’t raised like that. We realized we should give it back.”
Rue added, “Of course, initially, you want to keep it, of course. But then you’re like, ‘What’s the right thing to do?’ We were saying we’d never feel guilty about bringing it back.”
Luke Postma and Grant Kruse, both National Guardsmen who had just returned in March from a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan called the local police department to report the money and an officer escorted them back to Taco Bell.
When they handed the cash back to the Taco Bell manager, she became overwhelmed with emotions.
“The manager started bawling and was really shaken up and said, ‘Thank you so much,'” she said. “Right there, we thought, ‘Wow, we’re so glad we did the right thing. It was obviously a big deal for her.”
The manager then headed to the back office and didn’t return. “They fixed our order and gave it to us, and that was that,” Rue concluded. “I don’t think that will ever happen to us ever again. It was the craziest thing ever, for sure.”
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