VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. — The man entered Godfather's Pizza and started handing out $10 bills to everyone in sight. After he left, another $777 was found in the parking lot.
Restaurant manager Rick Frennea notified police last week, and officers stopped the unidentified man riding in a truck headed out of town.
Officers said the man told them that he had just been awarded a large cash settlement in an insurance lawsuit and produced copies of checks from a law firm for $26,000 and $40,000.
He said he would get $250,000 in the next five years.
"He told us that he was going to celebrate for three days and eat a lot of steaks," Officer Rick Miller said. "He said the other man (in the truck) was with him to drive because he was going to do some drinking."