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(Yahoo)   Wendy's employee mistakes bag full of cash for bag full of food. Drive-through customer to blame.   ( dailynews.yahoo.com) divider line
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6414 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Dec 2001 at 10:07 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-31 10:05:22 AM  
'Wendy's employee mistakes bag hot cow dung for bag full of food. shiatty cooks to blame.'
2001-12-31 10:07:40 AM  
I hope the guy is a cross-country traveler, never to be in that city again!
2001-12-31 10:10:53 AM  
I'd want to know just how they figure he commits a felony by unwittingly receiving a bag of money from a dumb ass.

Good Samaritan law?
2001-12-31 10:13:36 AM  
Hey management - Good idea to put $12000 in the same type of bag used for food then leave it laying around. He should go work for Brinks.
2001-12-31 10:13:42 AM  
Wait a minute, this isn't a double stack and biggie fries.
Looks like I'll be on a steady diet of drugs and crack whores for a while.
Yeehaw !
2001-12-31 10:14:24 AM  
Ya want fries wit dat?
2001-12-31 10:16:48 AM  
Bullshiat. I agree with Burber. So the guy's a criminal because he was given a bag of money? If I was him I would spend it and tell the pigs to fark off. And then get a good attorney.
Rat [TotalFark]
2001-12-31 10:16:57 AM  
I just asked the misses what she would do, and she said she would give the money back...I was gonna get an early start on next years xmas stash

just when I thought I had her trained
2001-12-31 10:20:30 AM  
mmmmmmmmmm...cash and a baked potato
2001-12-31 10:20:55 AM  
You know, there's something seriously farked up in this country that this guy is wanted by police.

You know, I tossed a $5 bill into a Salvation Army bucket last week, when I only meant to drop in a dollar - I guess that poor bellringing bastard is now wanted by the police.
2001-12-31 10:24:10 AM  
Maybe he should give it to that confused old fark who left the $68,000 in a library book. I'm sure she'd put it to good use.
2001-12-31 10:25:12 AM  
Shemp Mo-Din - see what happens when you give to charity.

It sounds like the cops have no way of getting this guy except for the public turning him in. If they had a clue, they wouldn't release all this info to the media.
2001-12-31 10:26:40 AM  
Good..that oughta make up for the 163,972,732.5 tabs of Rolaids I had to munch after eating that crap
2001-12-31 10:27:16 AM  
and what information they have, too:

"White male, in his 20's, in a black sport utility vehicle" - well, HOLY FARK! I know exactly who it is now! I don't know who's stupider in this story, the cops or the fast food schmoes.
2001-12-31 10:27:34 AM  
Man, I knew there was a reason I eat at Wendy's a lot...Better odds than the lottery, and at least you get food instead of a crappy piece of paper...

For the record, the double-stack sucks ass. Go to Texas, go to Wendy's, order a Texas Double-Cheeseburger. It's still 99 cents, but ten times better than the crappy double-stack.

2001-12-31 10:27:36 AM  
Hope the guy was on his way to the Indian casino.
2001-12-31 10:35:30 AM  
mm hmm. the old "I must've accidentally given it to a customer" ploy.
2001-12-31 10:37:07 AM  
"White male, in his 20's, in a black sport utility vehicle"

That narrows it down to [insert ridiculously large number here].
2001-12-31 10:37:49 AM  
This should be resolved very soon as California does not have many white men anymore. Either that or the person was in disguise. The SUV was probably stolen as well. Just a hunch.
2001-12-31 10:42:12 AM  
It could have been a friend of the manager's in the black SUV helping him embezzle the cash.
2001-12-31 10:42:46 AM  
I love it...keep drivin' brutha, keep drivin'.
2001-12-31 10:48:18 AM  
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2001-12-31 10:55:39 AM  
HeatMiser shows us Dave Thomas holding the secret ingredient to Whoppers
2001-12-31 10:57:44 AM  
Whoa, that happened pretty close to here...Greeeaattt, says a lot for my area.
That's nuts that the guy is wanted, though.
2001-12-31 11:34:45 AM  
*Sniff, sniff* Smells like an inside job to me. Or is the Wendy's management too stupid to use an unmistakable bank bag rather than a food sack, of which there are 500+ behind the counter?

Wendy's management? Stupid? I think I've answered my own question!
2001-12-31 11:52:16 AM  
Looks like Dave Thomas has been spreading the ol' baby batter to all his ho's around the country.
2001-12-31 11:58:28 AM  
Can I have the Biggie mistake please?
2001-12-31 11:58:59 AM  
If the customer had only known what he was getting, he could have Super-Sized it, too: "I'll have the Biggie Bag 'O Cash, and a Diet Coke."
2001-12-31 12:08:19 PM  
My my my, how coincidental. I found $275 bucks cash in the parking lot of a gas station. In that case it is finders keepers losers weepers, because what the hell am i supposed to do with it? Give it to the gas station attendant that rides his 10-speed to work because he has no car.....yeah right i'm pocketing it all and buying cheesey poofs and scratch tickets. BTW i won 10 bucks on the scratch ticket too! I'm on a roll.
2001-12-31 12:08:43 PM  
See what happens whenever one is NOT a voluntary Good-Samaritan?
2001-12-31 12:11:59 PM  
At least they didn't strip search anyone as a result
2001-12-31 12:12:51 PM  
And this:
"Never attribute to malice that which can be more easily explained by stupidity [a.k.a. accident]"
2001-12-31 12:13:12 PM  
I get your point, Dodger, but if your bank is negligent in caring for your money, the loss is their responsibility. In the Wendy's case, the employee(s) who were negligent in giving out a bag of cash that should be responsible. If it were me, I'd give it back. But I don't expect everyone to be altruistic.
2001-12-31 12:14:08 PM  
Wait a sec Dodger, what if the guy had thrown an extra burger in the bag? Am I a criminal for not returning it?

What if my change was more than it should have been?
2001-12-31 12:16:03 PM  
I'll say this. The guy who took it shouldn't be wanted. But he should be smart enough to realize a mistake was made when he opened the bag and found the money. I mean what did he do, drive to burger king? he still has no food!
2001-12-31 12:16:32 PM  
I had a grocery store cash my paycheck TWICE once when I was a teen. The cashier cashed all of the check but ran out at the end. Another cashier took his place and he went to the manager. The manager came over with a envelope with another 600 bucks in it. Being a teenager at the time I made a fast run to the parking lot and never looked back. They had my name, address and social and I never heard from em. I guess in Virginia its not a felony to be handed money.
2001-12-31 12:17:27 PM  
I'm with you, Dodger.

It's ill-gotten gains, people. If you come into possession of something that you are not legally entitled to, it's not yours. simple.

Methinks too many people here have created a law in their mind that says they should be allowed to keep it, just because it wasn't their mistake. Mealsothinks those same people would quickly change their tune if their car was stolen and resold to an unwitting buyer.
2001-12-31 12:27:20 PM  
There's no such thing as "finder's keepers" for lost or mislaid property under Theft Law. All states have little-known statutes establishing the standards by which a reasonable effort must be made to find the true owner.

- North Carolina Wesleyan College

Here's Maine's Law:
A person is guilty of theft if: [1981, c. 529, §1 (rpr).]

1. He obtains or exercises control over the property of another which he knows to have been lost or mislaid or to have been delivered under a mistake as to the identity of the recipient or as to the nature or amount of the property; and [1981, c. 529, §1 (rpr).]

2. With the intent to deprive the owner of the property at any time subsequent to acquiring it, he fails to take reasonable measures to return it. [1981, c. 529, §1 (rpr).]

Finder of lost/mislaid property: Guilty only if has intent to steal property at time of finding, and either know or be able to find out owner's identity. Abandoned property is incapable of being stolen.
2001-12-31 12:35:10 PM  
Good. that shut everyone the hell up.

Happy New Year.
2001-12-31 12:36:36 PM  
Yes it IS wrong to keep the money - but I'm only saying that because I didn't get the bag of dosh instead of burnt fries and a sloppy burger. Lucky bugger.
2001-12-31 12:46:41 PM  
"2. With the intent to deprive the owner of the property at any time subsequent to acquiring it, ****he fails to take reasonable measures to return it.**** [1981, c. 529, §1 (rpr).]"

If I was that guy Id go back in with the bag now and say "Id like to return this. I used some of it to wipe my arse. Do you want it back?" At that point I doubt they would ask whats in the bag.
2001-12-31 01:00:13 PM  
Damn Wendy's. Don't they know to keep their money in a big cloth sack with a green dollar sign on it?
2001-12-31 01:01:39 PM  
I bet the guy didn't even get the toy prize that was supposed to come with his happy meal, poor bastard....
2001-12-31 01:02:56 PM  
Here is a photo of the suspect...

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2001-12-31 01:29:40 PM  
The same thing happened at a Taco Bell that I worked at as a teenager. The little paper sleeves we'd serve burritos in were the perfect fit for a stack of dollar bills. Unfortunately, the safe was near the drive-thru window, and a few thousand dollars worth of bills is about the same size and weight as some reconstituted beans and cheese on a flour tortilla..
2001-12-31 01:32:49 PM  
The real thieves in action:

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2001-12-31 01:33:09 PM  
First of all, I agree that sending the cops after the guy who got the bag by mistake is stupid...

For all you farkers who think Wendy's management is dumb for putting the cash in a food bag, I disagree. Since criminals know fast food places have a lot of cash that needs to go to the bank from time to time, it's pretty common to put the cash in a food bag and take it to the bank that way. Long ago when I managed a Domino's, we used to put the cash envelopes in a pizza box and take it out like a regular delivery to try and fool the bad guys.

Nothin' says "beat me silly and rob me" more than walking out of a business with a big bag'o cash with a $ on the side of it.
2001-12-31 01:35:21 PM  
I have to agree with Feetsza on that point.
2001-12-31 01:43:42 PM  
"Your Honor, I'd like to refer to the case of Finders v. Keepers."
2001-12-31 01:46:50 PM  
When I used to work for an unnamed video store, I used to do the bank deposits occasionally. It'd just be me, walking to the bank, $4000 in hand in a regular unnamed video store bag. Companies are funny like that. They watch you like a hawk in the store, and then they let you walk out the door with 4k.
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