BERKELEY, Calif. — A California man has been offered a year’s worth of free pizza after an act of honesty.
Mike Vegas said it was an ordinary day when he ordered pizza and wings.
“I ordered some pizzas and I thought I had the day off. I was going to sit at home and enjoy my relaxation,” Vegas said.
Turned out, Mike actually had to go to work. So once his food was delivered, he said he ate one slice and put the rest of the food in the fridge for later.
Several hours later, he said he started receiving a mass of messages.
“My phone started blowing up and I wasn’t looking at the random messages. I was at work, so I wasn’t answering,” he said.
The Domino’s employee had put $1,300 in the wings box for safekeeping on the way to the bank, but he accidentally gave the money box to Vegas.
“About 5 a.m., I got home from work and went to my refrigerator and pulled out what I thought was wings. It turned out to be 1,300 bucks,” Vegas said.
Vegas could have easily kept the money.
“I wrote a Facebook post and of course there’s a long list of people arguing you should keep it, you shouldn’t keep it,you should keep it, you shouldn’t keep it” he said. “I wanted to keep it, believe me. But I can’t, I can’t do that.”
And his honesty is paying off.
“Thank you so much for this, honest people are hard to find these days,” Domino’s Pizza General Manager Zia Mumtaz said. “Just to thank you, we’re going to offer you free pizza for a whole year.”
Vegas said he empathizes with the delivery driver because he, too, was a delivery boy when he was 16. He said he’s just glad no one got in trouble.