Think Outside The Bomb

Police in Georgia are looking for a man who, if I may make the obvious comment here, clearly didn’t get the memo.

After phoning in a complaint to an Albany Taco Bell about the lack of meat in the chalupas he had ordered and not getting the results he wanted, the fellow reportedly returned to the restaurant and chucked a molotov cocktail at the building.

According to a police report, Taco Bell manager Cynthia Thompson told cops that, shortly before the firebombing, a man called the restaurant to complain about a reported meat shortage in his “two XL Chalupas.” The caller told Thompson that “after getting home realized that there was not enough stuffing inside of his chalupas, and demanded his order be corrected.”

When Thompson explained that she “could not accommodate him because the business was closing,” the man replied, “You must be one of them niggers up there.” He added, “That’s alright, I’ll just come and redecorate the place.”

Thompson said that shortly after the call she and other Taco Bell employees “could smell gasoline but was unaware of where it was coming from. They then realized the fire outside of the drive thru window.” 

Investigators found the makeshift incendiary device–a “melting plastic bottle with a liquid substance still inside”–outside the Taco Bell, where a large sign beckons patrons to “Come Try The New XXL Chalupa. Bigger Is Better.”

Cops have had a tough time finding the guy due to the poor quality of the video from the security camera. Hmmm. Bad food, bad cameras…do I sense a pattern here?

As an aside, maybe it means something to the locals, but every time I turn the words North Slappey Boulevard over in my head I giggle a little.

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