Here's your breakfast... a bag of cash!

McDonald’s worker accidentally hands couple money instead of their order

Friday, December 06, 2013    

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A Tennessee couple who were picking up a breakfast snack from their local McDonald's were served a paper bag with cash in error.

A report in yesterday's Daily Mail said that Greg and Stacye Terry of Hermitage were accidentally handed thousands of dollars, which were supposed to be deposited in the bank but somehow ended up in the fast-food restaurant's drive-through window.

"The costly mistake was quickly discovered, and the Terrys did the right thing by returning their unexpected windfall without a moment's hesitation," the Mail story said.

The incident happened at the fast-food restaurant on Lebanon Road in Hermitage.

According to the report, which did not say when the incident took place, the Terrys pulled up in their truck next to the drive-through window and placed their usual breakfast order.

After being handed a standard McDonald's bag containing what they thought to be their food, the couple drove off.

"My husband opened the bag and discovered the money inside," Stacye Terry told NewsChannel5. "He said, 'You are not going to believe this'. Sure enough, it was their bank deposit money."

The Mail report said that when a McDonald's employee discovered to her horror that she had accidentally handed the customers a stack of banknotes neatly wrapped in plastic that were supposed to be deposited in the bank, she was able to quickly reach the Terrys at their home.

"The second that he said it was their deposit, my first thing was, let's get in the truck and take it back," the Mail reported Stacye Terry. "There is no other way to have it. I couldn't live with myself."

The owner of the McDonald's branch, Phil Gray, released a statement thanking his patrons for their actions.

"We are looking into why this mistake happened, but what is most important to us is knowing that we are part of a community with the values that were evidenced by this person's actions," the statement read.

The Terrys expressed the hope that no one on the restaurant's staff would be fired over the error.

Greg Terry, who works as a land surveyor, and his wife said they plan to continue patronising the fast-food joint, but they do not expect to get another order of greenbacks in their lifetime.





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