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Latino Daily News

Monday March 21, 2011

Taco Bell Tantrum. Man Angry Over Increased Burrito Prices Opens Fire

Taco Bell Tantrum. Man Angry Over Increased Burrito Prices Opens Fire

Photo: Taco Bell patrom, angry over burrito price, shoots

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A San Antonio man, upset over the end of a Taco Bell burrito promotion, was apparently angry enough to shoot the store manager with an air, flash an assault rifle, and partake in a shootout with police.

Ricardo Jones, 37, went through the Taco Bell drive-thru and ordered seven Beefy Crunch Burrito. He was then infuriated when he was told the 99 cent-promotion for them had ended and that they were now $1.49 each.

Unwilling to pay the extra $3.50 (plus tax), Jones shot a store manager Brian Tillerson with an air gun. “[The man] the man “pointed a gun at me, and he fired it. I leaned to the side and there was a pop but nothing happened.”

Jones then placed an assault rifle and handgun on his car’s roof. Customers, worried that he’d return, hid underneath tables as the manager called the police.

Officers found Jones at an intersection just a few miles away. Jones apparently opened fire on the officers who returned fire. No one was hit. Jones then fled to a nearby motel and locked himself inside for over three hours. Police finally released tear gas, and Jones was apprehended. Police found a BB on him, and it is suspected it was for the air gun.

It was said that Jones was to be charged with three counts of attempted murder, but he was only charge with two counts of aggravated assault. Police did not explain the lesser charges.

No, he never did get his burritos.