Claim $100,000 cash from a California Burger King
November 28, 2014
A San Jose Burger King restaurant was offering $100,000 in cash, but no one claimed the money, and now police are conducting a search for the owner. [Mercury News]
Atlaf Chaus, the owner of the Burger King, left an abandoned backpack next to the restaurant’s cash register for two hours Wednesday. When he opened the bag in search of some identification, he found 10 bundles of $10,000.
Chaus said he then called the police right away.
“I am Muslim, and we believe that you have to sweat to get what you earn,” Chaus said. “We say, ‘If you don’t sweat, it’s not your money.’”
Chaus came to the United States from India 26 years ago and then worked three jobs at once while saving up to buy the Burger King, he said.
Police searched the bag and found candy, a piece of paper with phone numbers and a bag of marijuana in the backpack. The bag also contained a Wells Fargo withdrawal slip for $300 that showed just $7.95 left in the account.
Though police are searching for the owner, still, no one has come to the Burger King to get the backpack, Chaus said.