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Taco Bell Customers Get Cash Instead Of Food

GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) – That was no burrito.

Three people who ordered food at a Taco Bell drive-thru in western Michigan got something vastly more valuable: $3,600 in cash.

A Taco Bell employee mistakenly passed the cash to the trio instead of their food Saturday.

Kennidi Rutold local TV station WZZM,”I opened my bag to get my food and it ended up being three bags of money – a lot of money – and then another wad of like a ton of twenties,” she said.  “We added it up. We were like, ‘What do we do with this now?’ ”

Rue said she and two friends thought about keeping the money but decided they’d feel guilty if they didn’t return it.

Grand Rapids police Capt. Jeff Hertel confirmed the incident, telling MLive.com that an officer was called to assist.

The money was in a store bag for deposit at a bank, which is reportedly store policy — but it’s unclear how it got confused with a bag of tacos. The employee who made the mistake reportedly wept when the money was returned.

Rue, her boyfriend Grant Kruse and another friend, Luke Postma, got their meal when they gave the money back.

A message seeking comment was left with Taco Bell.

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