Days of rage at Taco Bell

by editor on April 2, 2011

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.


Taco Bell is to Mexican food as Mt. Rushmore is to electricity

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

Source: Reuters

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This occurred in San Antonio, Texas. The moron actually got involved in a huge standoff deal at a local motel before he surrendered. See what I have to put up with living here?


Remember the Enchurito?


Come on folks, don’t be too hard on Taco Bell, just don’t go for all their newer, promotional crap. I remember when the first Taco Bell opened in Albuquerque in the early 1970’s and I still love their old standbys. The original bean burrito or taco, I always ask for sour cream on them, are still some of the best fast foods you can find.

LA Sunset

In San Bernardino in the 60s, Taco Bell was just making a name for itself. But the little outdoor taco stands they called Taco-ettes had them beat by an LA mile, even way back then…

Grammar Fuhrer

My faith in humanity just went down another 2 notches.

I didn’t think it could fall that far…


Hang in there, Grammar. Before this administration is all in the unemployment line, it’ll likely get a lot worse.

Elrond Hubbard

Worst. Food. Ever. Years ago I ate at a Taco Bell and I was also tempted to shoot up the place. It’s bad food poorly prepared by surly employees.


Yo quiero revolucion… but I want it at promotional prices!


that guy needs to work for the INS


Wait until food inflation Really hits.


Three counts of attempted capital murder for shooting a bb gun?


It does seem excessive all I can think of is that he shot at the cops, as to the real reason for it.


But still, don’t you have to actually use a deadly weapon for it to be attempted murder? I got shot with a pellet gun, which is much more powerful than a BB-bun, from 3 feet away, and there was no danger of death. The doctor gave me the option of cutting the crap out of my ribs to get the pellet out, or leaving it in, since it wouldn’t do any harm. So it’s still there, 3/4″ in, right between two ribs. I didn’t even know I’d been shot until the altercation was all over.


You never see a dog around a Taco Hell like you never see a cat hanging around the local Chinese eatery.