Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Man Gets Angry at Higher Beefy Crunch Burrito Prices, Starts Shootout!

Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Man Gets Angry at Higher Beefy Crunch Burrito Prices, Starts Shootout!

What happened in San Antonio over the weekend just might qualify as the Taco Bell crime of the year, and just for the obvious reasons. It's San Antonio, for chrissakes, home of puffy tacos, breakfast tacos, chile con carne, the crucible of Tex-Mex cuisine--and someone is going to a Taco Bell to satisfy their taco craving? Oy vey, someone call the Darwin awards...and thank God no one was killed because of this man's stupidity.

Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Man Gets Angry at Higher Beefy Crunch Burrito Prices, Starts Shootout!

Anyhoo, from the San Antonio Express-News:

The price of the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone up from 99-cents to $1.49 and the man at the Rigsby Road Taco Bell drive-thru had just ordered seven.

The fast food customer was so disgruntled by the price hike he shot an air gun at the manager, displayed a semiautomatic assault rifle and pistol while in the restaurant's parking lot, fled as police were called, exchanged gunfire with three officers who pulled him over, then barricaded himself in his hotel room--all over $3.50 plus additional tax.

...And a photo of the real thing.
...And a photo of the real thing.
Michelle Woo/OC Weekly

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