If Sahista Bakawla was ever tempted, she never showed it. The Burger King assistant manager found an abandoned backpack, stuffed with a lot of cash, but rather than keep it, she notified her manager and handed it in.
After Ms. Bakawla found the backpack at her Burger King store in San Jose, California, she waited for its owner to come back and claim it. But no-one did, so she took the bag to the franchise owner Altaf Chaus who opened it to look for ID.
What the two found inside shocked them both: $100,000 in cash along with a bag of marijuana and a suspicious-looking “white rock”. Speaking to KGO Bay Area, Bakawla said:
I twice cleaned, like two or three times cleaned the tables, and it’s still here. I waited until 3pm. And nobody came here.
Then she contacted the franchise owner. Officers have told Chaus that by law the money would be his if nobody claimed it in a six-month period. Chaus has said that, if he did get the money, he would “donate the money to needy people”. (Scroll down for the video reports.)
1. Sahista Bakawla found the backpack while cleaning.
2. Altaf Chaus, owner of the San Jose Burger King said he would donate the proceeds to charity should the cash come to him.
3. Stacks of bills totaling $100,000 was found along with a small amount of marijuana and a deposit slip.
Store owner Altaf Chaus added:
I open the zipper, I see lots of money, cash money, $100 bills stack up like half the bag. I said, “Wow! Today’s my birthday, this is my birthday gift.”
And he immediately called the police.
Here are the video reports:
Source: CBS SF Bay Area.
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