Aww, two thousand dollars? I wanted a taco.

A young woman in her 20s, driving a silver SUV got more than burritos when she went through the drive through at the Taco Bell on Brown Street, near the University of Dayton campus and Miami Valley Hospital.

Instead of a bag containing her order, she got a bag containing the restaurant’s morning bank deposit — about $2,000.

Police were called to the restaurant around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, May 11. An employee said she was working the drive-through window and mistakenly gave the customer the bank deposit. The restaurant manager explained it was store policy to put the bank bag containing the deposit in a Taco Bell bag. The manager would then drive up to the drive-through window, and an employee would hand him the bag.

- Doug Page, Dayton Daily News.

Congratulations, young SUV-driving woman. You’ve won the Taco Bell lottery. Except you kind of lost because you don’t get any delicious Taco Bell, and if you want to keep that cash and use it on some Taco Bell, you’ll have to drive the 2.8 miles to the Taco Bell on South Smithville Road in Belmont. And for all we know that’s not nearly as good a Taco Bell, and now you’re doomed to get a Volcano Taco in a regular yellow shell, like always happens to me at the crappy Taco Bell near my house.

Also, if the Dayton Police are serious about recovering that money, a good strategy might be simply waiting at area Taco Bells for an SUV to pull up to the drive through and order $2,000 worth of Taco Bell. Glorious Taco Bell.

Furthermore: 10:30 a.m.? That must mean Dayton, Ohio is a test market for Taco Bell breakfast, and the closest one to New York I’ve heard of so far. Who’s down for a road trip?

Finally, what kind of shady operation is this Taco Bell franchise running? They put the cash in a Taco Bell bag and the manager drives through the drive-thru to pick it up? That sounds more like a drug deal than a bank deposit. Also, it sure seems like if you’re regularly loading cash into Taco Bell bags and leaving them right near where the other, regular Taco Bell bags are distributed, you’re bound to lose one eventually.

In a related story, now I really want $2,000 worth of Taco Bell. I’ll take 300 Baja Beef Gorditas, 400 Crunchy Tacos, 500 MexiMelts with no tomatoes and an order of Volcano Nachos to go, please.

5 thoughts on “Aww, two thousand dollars? I wanted a taco.

  1. Yeah, that is a recipe for disaster, and they totally deserved that $2000 lesson.

    I’m pretty sure if this happened to me I would keep the money. I’m not proud.

  2. HA HA HA They are getting 2000+ worth of talk about this. You know what they say. There is no such thing as bad publicity. I think they should drop it. And get a clear plastic money bag. Oh, and start a real lottery.

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