MANTECA (CBS13) – A local man is getting a big gift from a fast food restaurant.
In late April, John Estrella was on his way to the bank when he stopped at El Pollo Loco on 1730 E Yosemite Avenue in Manteca for dinner. While in the parking lot, John dropped an envelope containing $2,200 in cash – money, he says, that was supposed to be used as a down payment on his home. A few seconds later, another customer quickly got out of his vehicle, walked over to John’s truck and took the money.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Proposes Budget That Would Send $600 Stimulus Checks To Two-Thirds Of Californians
Surveillance video shows the man and his friends watching as John frantically searches for his lost money.READ MORE: VIDEO: Crews Battle Broken Natural Gas Line Fire Under Road In Sacramento
“So I’m tearing my whole truck apart, and at the same time, I’m looking into El Pollo Loco and I can see these people looking at me,” John said.
El Pollo Loco franchise owner Rafael Armenta Jr. was scheduled to meet with John at around noon Friday.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
Police are still looking for the suspect. Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward in addition to the $300 John is offering for information leading to an arrest.