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.

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Surveillance video shows the man and his friends watching as John frantically searches for his lost money.

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“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.

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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.