Police called to Taco Bell after angry customer storms counter due to lack of meat on meal
Last week, one man's craving for a meaty Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell got so much that he decided he wasn't going to let anything stand in his way - not even the ordering counter.
The unnamed man, who has not yet been apprehended, stormed into a South Carolina branch of the Tex-Mex food chain on March 4 after complaining that the meal he ordered from the drive-thru was not meaty enough.
Crystal Smith, an employee at the restaurant, said that she listened to the customer and remade the pizza for him, but he still did not think the amount of meat on it was adequate.
Then, after Smith explained to him that she could not offer him a refund because an authorising manager was not present, the man decided to take matters - and pizza dough - into his own hands.
According to a police report, the suspect "allegedly stated that he would show the employees how to make his food the appropriate way, then walked behind the counter into the kitchen area and began making his own food".
Smith told police that "the suspect did not follow proper health/safety guidelines in the fact that he did not wear protective gloves while making his food".
The whole time he was doing this, the man was apparently "angry and upset", and refused to leave the premises despite being asked several times. Witnesses stated that he responded with "foul language" when Smith ordered him to leave.
Unfortunately, there was no CCTV footage of the incident, so police have had to rely on witness testimonies to determine what happened.
The store employee also noted that the hungry, angry man did not touch anything other than the food he prepared for himself, and therefore she doubted there would be any forensic evidence to help track him down.
According to Smith's report, the suspect was "a black male in his late 20's - early 30's, with braids/dreadlocks, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, and gray pants ... the suspect was in the company of a black female who was driving a newer model Dodge Challenger with a paper/temporary license plate".
Though this is hardly the crime of the century, police are still on the lookout for the suspect. He is wanted for trespassing and theft of property, and could face jail time if caught.