What is most disturbing about this story: that Chattanooga has a Taco Bell, the stupidity of the crime, or that police officers are so badly paid they have to visit a Taco Bell for their Mexican grub? Anyway, the story:
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A man accused of trying to rob a local Taco Bell tried to make a run for the border but ended up in jail, according to the Chattanooga Police Department.
In an email to the Channel 3 Eyewitness Newsroom, Dustin Bell was "caught in the act" because the Taco Bell he selected to rob was also the place a police officer selected for dinner.
Bell is accused of walking into the Highway 58 restaurant, pointing a gun at the clerk and demanding money. He apparently did not see a uniformed Chattanooga police officer eating tacos in a nearby booth. As Bell walked away with cash Officer Miller confronted him. A short foot pursuit ensued but Officer Miller was able to catch Bell within a short distance and take him into custody.