Man who complained about cold chicken finds $4,500 cash in Bojangles’ bag

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Bojangles' customer in Virginia got more than he bargained for in his chicken meal on Friday.

James Minor told WTVR it all started when his order arrived and his chicken was cold.

“I sent it back to the person who was working the window and I asked them to get some fresh chicken,” Minor told WTVR. “And they told me to pull up in the drive-thru and fresh chicken would be out in six or seven minutes.”

A worker eventually came out with what Minor assumed would be a box of steaming hot chicken. Instead, the contents of the box shocked him.

“When I opened the box up, the Bojangles’ chicken box, there was probably close to $4,500 in cash and also SunTrust deposit slips,” he told WTVR.

Minor sent a video of all the money and deposit slips to the television station right after the discovery.

At first he thought either someone was trying to set him up or someone in the store was trying to steal money.

Minor rushed inside the restaurant immediately and asked for a manager.

He was shocked at the manager's response.

“He told me in an arrogant, nasty attitude being disrespectful saying that, ‘We would’ve called the authorities on you, too,’” Minor told WTVR. “Here I am doing a good thing, bringing the money back.  Most folks probably would’ve kept on going and wouldn’t have recognized it until they got home.”

The manager offered Minor a meal and a tailgate party for returning the money. That's when Minor tried calling a district manager.

He eventually got in touch with the corporate office which offered him a $100 gift card.

“I deserve respect, an apologetic letter from the Bojangles’ company and probably a cash reward,” he told WTVR. “What is a $100 gift certificate when you’re bringing in $4,500?”

WTVR reached out to Bojangle’s corporate headquarters for comment but did not hear back.