Idiot Or Awesome? College Kid Returns $1,800 From Busted ATM

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We could all use a little extra cash. Not a crazy amount, just an extra couple thousand. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just magically receive, say, $1,800?

Well, that’s exactly what happened to 21-year-old University of Delaware student Devon Gluck. An ATM malfunction gave him the cash after he requested a mere $40. But instead of keeping the money, Gluck returned it to the bank. Was he being a moral upstanding gentleman, or just a sucker who skipped out on an easy payday?


He should’ve taken that money and thrown the dorm party of the century. It’s like he hit it big in Vegas and didn’t even have to pay for the plane ticket. It’s not his fault the machine was broken. Plus, the bank’s money is insured anyway. When life gives you $1,800, make it rain at the club.


Gluck might not have the easy $1,800, but he has some good karma. He should go to Vegas and try to cash it in…even if that ticket isn’t free. (Oh yeah, he also won’t go to jail, so that’s pretty awesome for him.)

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Neal Stastny (@NealStas) is a comedian and writer in New York.