Texas Man Fires Gun, Engages In Motel-Room Police Standoff Over Taco Bell Price Increase

www.mysanantonio.comIn all seriousness, what is it about chain-restaurant fast food that so often drives Americans into insane, violent rages? San Antonio Express-News reports on local mayhem:

The price of the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone up from 99 cents to $1.49 and the man at the Rigsby Road Taco Bell drive-thru had just ordered seven.

The fast food customer was so disgruntled by the price hike he shot an air gun at the manager, displayed an assault rifle and pistol while in the restaurant’s parking lot, fled as police were called, and pointed one of his weapons at three officers who pulled him over. Fleeing when they opened fire, he barricaded himself in his hotel room — all over $3.50 plus additional tax. All three of his weapons were found to be air-powered and not firearms.

The final incident in the burrito-triggered spree happened Sunday afternoon at the Rodeway Inn on North W.W. White Road, engaging SWAT negotiators in a more than three-hour standoff, according to officials and witnesses.

Ricardo Jones, 37, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault against a public servant.
Jones was taken into custody about 6:45 p.m. Sunday after officials used tear gas to get him out of the motel room where he was staying. Police recovered the rifle and two handguns, Benavides said.

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  • Rex Vestri

    Must be all those chemical ‘ingredients’ in the 12% (or more) of their taco meat that ain’t meat. Maybe all that MSG fried his judgment.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAPUJHWIYQJWKN7HUCSCVHKVTQ David Meadows

      Welcome to Texas

  • Rex Vestri

    Must be all those chemical ‘ingredients’ in the 12% (or more) of their taco meat that ain’t meat. Maybe all that MSG fried his judgment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAPUJHWIYQJWKN7HUCSCVHKVTQ David Meadows

    Welcome to Texas

  • Simiantongue

    Everyone has their breaking point. What’s yours?

  • Simiantongue

    Everyone has their breaking point. What’s yours?

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Open Carry working out well for ya there, is it, Texas? It’s not like anyone saw this coming…I mean, other than EVERYBODY.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Open Carry working out well for ya there, is it, Texas? It’s not like anyone saw this coming…I mean, other than EVERYBODY.

  • Andrew

    “In all seriousness, what is it about chain-restaurant fast food that so often drives Americans into insane, violent rages?”

    It messes up their gut bacteria? http://www.disinfo.com/2011/03/knowing-it-in-your-gut-cross-talk-between-human-gut-bacteria-and-brain/

    On the other hand, anyone who would choose Toxic Hell over actual Mexican food probably has something wrong with their heads already.

  • Andrew

    “In all seriousness, what is it about chain-restaurant fast food that so often drives Americans into insane, violent rages?”

    It messes up their gut bacteria? http://disinfo.com/2011/03/knowing-it-in-your-gut-cross-talk-between-human-gut-bacteria-and-brain/

    On the other hand, anyone who would choose Toxic Hell over actual Mexican food probably has something wrong with their heads already.

  • DeepCough

    Never thought rising food prices at a fast food chain would be cause for revolt.

  • DeepCough

    Never thought rising food prices at a fast food chain would be cause for revolt.

  • Other Mr. T (I pity THIS fool)

    I’d rather eat garbage and live under a bridge, than work in a Taco Bell.
    If you got nothing left to lose, you can easily lose your mind! No worries though, Ricardo will be well-fed for free, in jail, where he belongs.

  • Other Mr. T (I pity THIS fool)

    I’d rather eat garbage and live under a bridge, than work in a Taco Bell.
    If you got nothing left to lose, you can easily lose your mind! No worries though, Ricardo will be well-fed for free, in jail, where he belongs.

  • Hotpoot

    I spent 31 years of my life in Texas. It has NOTHING on Georgia
    for sheer stupidity. If I could only escape this god forsaken state….

  • Hotpoot

    I spent 31 years of my life in Texas. It has NOTHING on Georgia
    for sheer stupidity. If I could only escape this god forsaken state….

  • Anonymous

    WHAT?!?! When did it go up 50 cents? Ooh i’m freakin angry.

  • Anonymous

    WHAT?!?! When did it go up 50 cents? Ooh i’m freakin angry.

  • Investinourftre

    WHAT?!?! When did it go up 50 cents? Ooh i’m freakin angry.

  • Joe Crud

    I don’t blame him.
    Kill!!!!!

  • Joe Crud

    I don’t blame him.
    Kill!!!!!

  • dingdong

    It’s called DESPAIRATION and we will be seeing a lot more of it. I price hike today means nothing to eat tomorrow. I wonder how long they will put him away for threatening people with air? The majority of recent shootings in one city have been done by police, reported by media as though perfectly acceptable, then never mentioned again. At least (hopefully) this guy will live to tell about it.

  • dingdong

    It’s called DESPAIRATION and we will be seeing a lot more of it. I price hike today means nothing to eat tomorrow. I wonder how long they will put him away for threatening people with air? The majority of recent shootings in one city have been done by police, reported by media as though perfectly acceptable, then never mentioned again. At least (hopefully) this guy will live to tell about it.

    • hucksawyer

      Exactly! A lot of people are missing the real issue. Unemployment rages, prices rise, and so the people, kept ignorant through school and the corporate media, are getting angry. Unable to express their anger politically, they turn to mindless violence. This unfortunate man shouldn’t receive more than a slap on the wrist. As you say, we’ll be seeing more incidents of this type until the public obtains relief through patrician mercy or preferably through proletarian action.

  • Chapped O Ring

    My shit smell like crap after eating at Taco Bell. You need plenty of TP after eating at TB.

  • Chapped O Ring

    My shit smell like crap after eating at Taco Bell. You need plenty of TP after eating at TB.

    • http://profiles.google.com/bethywilliams Bethy Williams

      I always wondered what happened to Beavis after his show ended.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAPUJHWIYQJWKN7HUCSCVHKVTQ David Meadows

        HAHA, that made my day. On a side note, they supposed to be making new episodes right?

        • http://profiles.google.com/bethywilliams Bethy Williams

          Yes, that’s what I’ve heard too. Mike Judge should have plenty of time to work on them now.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Your shit smells like crap? Amazing! My shit smells like shit…..how does this happen?

  • SoSpecial

    Wait you mean to tell me the the best 99 cent fast food item on the market has gone up 50 cents? WTF that’s all I can stand to eat at the place.

  • SoSpecial

    Wait you mean to tell me the the best 99 cent fast food item on the market has gone up 50 cents? WTF that’s all I can stand to eat at the place.

  • Ranandar

    While we are at it…
    Bikini-clad woman in wild Burger King melee caught on video
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/florida/meet-panama-city-bk-brawler-653092

  • Ranandar

    While we are at it…
    Bikini-clad woman in wild Burger King melee caught on video
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/florida/meet-panama-city-bk-brawler-653092

  • http://profiles.google.com/bethywilliams Bethy Williams

    I always wondered what happened to Beavis after his show ended.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAPUJHWIYQJWKN7HUCSCVHKVTQ David Meadows

    HAHA, that made my day. On a side note, they supposed to be making new episodes right?

  • GUEST

    @VoxMagi

    Texas does not have an open carry law. It has a concealed carry law.

    If this guy had REAL guns, I would hope a citizen with a properly licensed weapon would be able to stop him. The cops aren’t everywhere.

    Just for the record, the street crime rate has gone WAY down since states like Texas and Florida passed concealed carry laws, while in states like California it has gone UP.

    It’s not like anyone saw this coming… I mean, other than EVERYBODY!

  • GUEST

    @VoxMagi

    Texas does not have an open carry law. It has a concealed carry law.

    If this guy had REAL guns, I would hope a citizen with a properly licensed weapon would be able to stop him. The cops aren’t everywhere.

    Just for the record, the street crime rate has gone WAY down since states like Texas and Florida passed concealed carry laws, while in states like California it has gone UP.

    It’s not like anyone saw this coming… I mean, other than EVERYBODY!

  • Hey

    Haha, this is what happens when you arm stupid people! Enjoy “United States of Idiocracy”

  • Hey

    Haha, this is what happens when you arm stupid people! Enjoy “United States of Idiocracy”

  • Anonymous

    Exactly! A lot of people are missing the real issue. Unemployment rages, prices rise, and so the people, kept ignorant through school and the corporate media, are getting angry. Unable to express their anger politically, they turn to mindless violence. This unfortunate man shouldn’t receive more than a slap on the wrist. As you say, we’ll be seeing more incidents of this type until the public obtains relief through patrician mercy or preferably through proletarian action.

  • Anonymous

    “what is it about chain-restaurant fast food that so often drives Americans into insane, violent rages?”

    Excitotoxins, steroid hormones, HFCS, and a lot of salt

  • JoiquimCouteau

    “what is it about chain-restaurant fast food that so often drives Americans into insane, violent rages?”

    Excitotoxins, steroid hormones, HFCS, and a lot of salt

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Yeah, but he never got to eat his Beefy Crunch Burritos….which are likely superior to anything he will get to eat in jail.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, 50 cents is a quite a price change especially if you don’t have the extra $3.50. I think the gunplay a bit extreme though. To bad he didn’t read the menu.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Hey, 50 cents is a quite a price change especially if you don’t have the extra $3.50. I think the gunplay a bit extreme though. To bad he didn’t read the menu.

  • grooveboss

    oh no. Please don’t tell him that the ground beef is only 35% beef and the rest is love (for profits)

  • grooveboss

    oh no. Please don’t tell him that the ground beef is only 35% beef and the rest is love (for profits)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580380351 Potter Dee

    Looser!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580380351 Potter Dee

    Looser!

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Looser than what?

      • SeamusDAmadan

        After eating Taco Bell, obviosly his bowels.

  • Anonymous

    Your shit smells like crap? Amazing! My shit smells like shit…..how does this happen?

  • Anonymous

    Looser than what?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, but he never got to eat his Beefy Crunch Burritos….which are likely superior to anything he will get to eat in jail.

  • Haystack

    Really, the fact that Taco Bell food used to be so cheap was the only reason to put yourself through eating it.

  • Haystack

    Really, the fact that Taco Bell food used to be so cheap was the only reason to put yourself through eating it.

  • SeamusDAmadan

    After eating Taco Bell, obviosly his bowels.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bethywilliams Bethy Williams

    Yes, that’s what I’ve heard too. Mike Judge should have plenty of time to work on them now.

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