Monday, March 21, 2011

Hey, we're talking three and a half bucks here!

SAN ANTONIO -- Police say a San Antonio Taco Bell customer enraged that the seven burritos he ordered had gone up in price fired an air gun at an employee and later fired an assault rifle at officers before barricading himself into a hotel room.
San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides says officers used tear gas Sunday night to force the man from the hotel room after a three-hour standoff. The man is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder. Authorities have not released his name.
Brian Tillerson, a manager at the Taco Bell/KFC restaurant, told the San Antonio Express-News that the man was angry the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone from 99 cents to $1.49 each.

7 comments:

Phillip said...

“The weird thing is,” Tillerson said, “He was here a week ago around the same time last Sunday. He yelled at me then too.”

Okay, if you're just angry about it suddenly, it's one thing, but after you've already been told, you shouldn't do anything more than grunt.

Willing to bet that this was the final straw for the guy, if we do get his backstory he'll have been out of work for ages, broke, doing day labor to keep food in his mouth, etc. etc... Doesn't give him the right to do this, but it'll go a long way to explaining why. I expect a lot more of this type of thing as people get more desperate and despondent over their situations.

Frankenstein Government said...

Wow, that's a huge fucking increase.. no wonder he was pissed. I don't blame him. I have spent most of my money on .223 ammo and I do not have anything left for burritos and shit like that.

wirecutter said...

I know, the price of ammo is outrageous these days.

Steve said...

I posted this, too. My story was better, though, because the reporter called the rifle a "semiautomatic assault rifle."

Yep, that's right.

steve tompkins said...

the rising cost of gas, taco bell style.

wirecutter said...

Fuck, Steve. I just paid 51 bucks to fill my Ranger.......

dhanna59 said...

SWAT Team for a pellet gun. Go figure...