Man leaves hundreds of dollars on the floor of a Chick-fil-A in Decatur

They have all his money, they just need to ID him to return it to him.

DECATUR, Ga. (WXIA) -- The search is on to identify a Chick-fil-A customer who certainly must want to be found, all because of what he lost at the restaurant.

The man dropped a wad of cash -- accidentally dropped hundreds of dollars in cash -- onto the dining room floor of a Chick-fil-A in Decatur.

Then he left.

And (what are the odds?) the money is still there, waiting for him, whoever he is.

It was a week ago Wednesday, April 1, at about 8:30 in the morning.

Security cameras show the man stepping up to the counter of the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Decatur across the street from the DeKalb County Courthouse.

The video shows him as he orders breakfast, pays cash, sits down at a table, and after a minute or so, as the restaurant's operator, John Crays describes it, "A large sum of money falls out of his coat, onto the floor."

The emphasis is on the adjective, "large."

The money just sits there, and sits there, as the man eats his breakfast.

And what doesn't happen next amazes Crays and his staff.

The man, never realizing he's dropped the money, gets up to leave, steps on the cash as he walks away, and no one else takes the money. The money just continues to sit there, on the floor below the table.

No one takes it until an employee spots it, brings it to Crays in the restaurant's office, and Crays counts it.

It is hundreds of dollars.

"For me, it's all about just giving the money back to the person that it belongs to," Crays says.

Crays has shown the man's photo to regulars; no one recognizes him. He's doing everything he can to identify and find the man.

Crays says perhaps the man never came back looking for the cash thinking that the money would have been long gone. Maybe the man was visiting from out of state. Maybe he's rich and never missed the money. Maybe he can't remember where he could have lost it. Maybe he really needs the money and getting it back would make all the difference in the world to him.

Crays can only imagine the story the man would tell. But Crays is holding the cash for him -- all of it.

"Whether the person is rich or poor, I really don't think it matters," Crays says. "I'm really, really hoping, praying, that this will get back into this gentleman's hands."

So if he is you, if you know who he is, contact the Chick-fil-A by the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur.

Crays says if no one claims the money, he'll turn it over to police.

Link: Chick-fil-A Restaurant in downtown Decatur

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