Grand Theft Taco?

This is a first, I think. A man was robbed of his bag of tacos – at gunpoint.

FONTANA, Calif. – A hunger for carnitas nearly led to some carnage after a Fontana man was robbed of a bag of tacos at gunpoint. Police Sergeant Jeff Decker said the 35-year-old victim had just bought about $20 in tacos from a street-corner stand Sunday night and was bicycling home when the suspect confronted him and said "Give me your tacos."

The robber then took the bag, punched the man in the face and pointed a handgun at the man threatening to kill him. One shudders to think what he would have done for burritos. The criminal mastermind managed to turn a relatively low-level crime into a felony in one step. What a genius.

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7 Responses to Grand Theft Taco?

  1. Maggie says:

    Them must be some damn goooood tacos!

  2. NortonPete says:

    I used to work in Fontana at Kaiser building offshore oil platforms in 1975. Those street-corner Tex Mex stands make some of the best food anywhere.

  3. Mockinbird says:

    The same thing happens here in the deep south-over …fried chicken.

  4. ted goldman says:

    Unlike Israel, where every citizen must have a gun, the taco thief was assured that he could take what he wanted, without  fear of reprisal.
    Guns protect people. 
    All citizens, including college students, should be required to own a weapon.
     

  5. NortonPete says:

    Actually there is a good chance the bandito got a taco made with that recalled beef.
    If anyone sees a guy who keeps falling down in Fontana, alert the authorities.

  6. crosspatch says:

    Are you kidding?  Do a web search for fajitagate:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fajitagate

  7. Gaius says:

    Good lord, Crosspatch. I never heard of any of that.

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