HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (July 20, 2015) — A Virginia man didn’t get the reaction he expected when he found $4,500 in a box of chicken after ordering at Bojangles’.
James Minor ordered lunch at the drive thru and quickly realized his chicken was cold. He sent it back to the store, and an employee asked him to wait so they could make some fresh chicken.
Minor sat and waited. After a bit, a worker came out and handed him a bag of food. When he checked his order he found $4,500 in cash and some deposit slips instead of piping-hot chicken. Minor took cellphone video of the money and deposit slips. He then went into the store to return it.
“I’m honest. I know what integrity is. I have integrity,” Minor said.
He went inside, asked for a manager and explained what happened. He didn’t anticipate the manager’s reaction.
“He told me in an arrogant, nasty attitude being disrespectful saying that, ‘We would’ve called the authorities on you, too,’” Minor told WTVR. “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.”
Minor said he was offered another meal and a tailgate party. He later called a district manager, but says that person hung up on him. He then contacted the chain’s corporate headquarters, which offered him a $100 gift certificate.
What he really wants is an apology.
“I deserve respect, an apologetic letter from the Bojangles’ company and probably a cash reward,” he said. “What is a $100 gift certificate when you’re bringing in $4,500?”