Burger King gives out bag of cash to woman in drive-thru

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ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food.

Janelle Jones says she discovered on the way home that the bag did not contain the sweet tea and junior spicy chicken sandwich that she had ordered Friday at the Rochester fast-food restaurant.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reports that Jones called her husband and they decided to return the $2,631, which was a Burger King bank deposit.

Matthew Jones says the couple briefly considered keeping the money, which they certainly could have used. But he says he and his wife are Jehovah’s Witnesses, and that “Jehovah sees everything.”

The newspaper reports that the restaurant confirmed the couple’s account but had no comment on it.


  • houseofgeekdom

    “Jehovah sees everything.”? How about it’s the right thing to do? How about people could have lost their jobs and been in a lot of trouble if you kept it? I don’t mind people who believe in religion for the right reasons, but being governed purely by fear is sickening to me as a religious practice.

    • Matthew

      Because they always have to get a bit of preaching in wherever then can. This way they think ‘oh wow jw are such honest people’

    • Jordan

      How about stop whining about what others practice? Do you practice being a law abiding citizen strictly out of it being the right thing to do or is there some type of fear of being arrested? Folks spend so much time getting “sick” of a persons belief. That belief made them return the money when some others may not have. Cry baby.

      • houseofgeekdom

        Most laws were set up as being the right thing to do, so that’s a terrible example. I speed, because it has nothing to do with making a moral decision, so in that case, no I break the law constantly, without fear of penalty because I know I’m breaking their law, but it really only has consequence when a man who wants to enforce it, sees me and then chooses to. Whereas, many other laws, like theft, hurt others, so regardless of what the law would do to me, I would not take from another human being.

        Oh. I’m also not religious. I believe their may be a GOD, but my moral compass doesn’t need a profit to point it north. I can see what things hurt others, and avoid doing them, even when it means hurting myself sometimes.

        Sounds like you’d be really good friends with these people, and you could have enjoyed a pizza together out of that money had you been there to advise them.

      • houseofgeekdom

        I also openly fight for people’s right to believe in whatever they want. I have no problem with having beliefs. I have a problem with people ONLY doing good things for God/Jehovah/Allah/Jesus/The Mother Mary/or anyone you worship. You should want to be a good person for yourself and others because it helps the betterment of society. Not because you fear punishment by your chosen god.

      • Elijahovah, teaching you the hour

        Jesus also said what you do you should do privately so only God Jehovah sees. Just as God Jehovah sees everything and if bad it comes back against you, so too he sees what good you do so that it doesn’t matter whether you called the news reporter to make it public or if the news reporter came to you, by being silent about your righteousness God rewards you with a conscience to be even better yet. BUT if you report to the world what you did, then Jesus says you got your reward, the news article. So he says store up treasures secretly in heaven between you and God.

  • Anthony

    How `would this even happen……the deposit would be in the office,the employee surely knows the difference (not food) and if you order a drink it is not put in a BAG!

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