Some restaurants you go to for the atmosphere. Some restaurants you go to because they’re cheap. Given that the atmosphere at Taco Bell’s is largely methane, the faux Mexican fast food chain fits decidedly into the latter category. And so it is reasonable to believe that some customers may have an adverse reaction to price increases –- not to mention the Grade H meat.
Reuters reveals the whole enchilada:
A Taco Bell drive-through customer who became enraged because of a price increase on Beefy Crunch Burritos fired a BB gun through the window at a manager on Sunday, police said.
As the restaurant’s employees and customers hit the floor, the manager called police, and when officers arrived, the angry patron fired several shots at the police cars, Benavides said.
The man then barricaded himself inside a nearby motel room, sparking a standoff that lasted until police lobbed tear gas inside and the man surrendered.
Benavides said the burritos had been sold for 99 cents each as a promotion, but the man was apparently angry that the promotion had ended, and the price had gone up to $1.49.
The name of the ‘taco rage’ suspect has not been released because he had not yet been formally charged early Monday. Benavides said that the man will be charged with three counts of attempted capital murder, and that additional charges are possible.
Yo quiero taco bail.
- Written by Kip Hooker at TheVitaminPress.com