Va. Man Wanted Hot Chicken; Instead He Got a Chicken Box Full of Money

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
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James Minor only wanted some hot Bojangles' chicken when he pulled into the drive-thru of the Henrico County, Va., fast-food chain last week. But shortly after receiving his chicken, he realized it was cold.

"I sent it back to the person who was working the window and I asked them to get some fresh chicken," Minor told WTVR. "And they told me to pull up in the drive-thru and fresh chicken would be out in six or seven minutes."

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So Minor waited, and when a worker finally came out and handed him the bag, he expected to open it to find some fresh, hot, golden-brown chicken—but he got a little more than he bargained for.

"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 told WTVR. Using his camera phone, Minor took video of the money immediately, since his first thought was that someone was trying to steal the money from the store or that somehow he was being set up.

Minor rushed from his car and took the money back to the manager and told him what happened. Minor told the news station that he was stunned by the manager's response.

"He told me in an arrogant, nasty attitude, being disrespectful, saying that, 'We would've called the authorities on you, too,' " Minor said. "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."

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Minor told WTVR that he was offered some more chicken and a tailgate party. He also says that a Bojangles' district manager hung up on him when he called corporate headquarters. He says that in the end he was offered a $100 gift certificate, but he says it still doesn't feel right.

"I deserve respect, an apologetic letter from the Bojangles' company and probably a cash reward," he told WTVR. "What is a $100 gift certificate when you’re bringing in $4,500?"

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The news station contacted Bojangles' but was unable to get a comment.

Read more at WTVR.

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