Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Saturday, May 18, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Taco Bell Price Hike Sets a Dude Off

SAN ANTONIO (CN) - A man is expected to face three charges of attempted capital murder after a standoff with police that began when he ordered seven Beefy Crunch Burritos from a Taco Bell and was upset that the price had gone up from 99 cents to $1.49.

"They did use to be 99 cents, but that was just a promotion," Taco Bell manager Brian Tillerson told San Antonio Express-News. "He pointed a gun at me, and he fired it. I leaned to the side and there was a pop but nothing happened."

That gun apparently was an air gun. The man, whose name has not been released, then stood off police for 3 hours at a hotel until officers drove him out with tear gas Sunday night.

The Houston Chronicle reported the man "is accused of shooting an air gun at the restaurant manager, displaying a semiautomatic assault rifle and pistol, then exchanging gunfire with three officers."

Categories / Uncategorized

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.