Man Fire-Bombs Taco Bell for Meatier Chalupa
A disgruntled customer apparently threw a Molotov cocktail outside the drive-through window of an Albany, Ga., Taco Bell after complaining that his two XXL Taco Bell chalupas weren’t living up to their promise of having extra meat.
The man, whom police and Taco Bell employees were unable to identify because of poor-quality surveillance footage, called the Taco Bell around 4 a.m. demanding more meat for his chalupas, the police report stated.
When manager Cynthia Thompson told the customer she would be unable to accommodate his request because the restaurant was closing, she said he replied: “That’s alright, I’ll just come and redecorate the place.”
Shortly after, a gasoline odor was traced to just outside the drive-through window, where Thompson found a fire and a melting plastic bottle filled with liquid, which the Albany Fire Department identified as a Molotov cocktail.
Police have filed a request to subpoena the Taco Bell location’s phone records in an effort to identify the suspect. The restaurant does not have caller ID.
Taco Bell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It’s the second such incident in the past two months for the fast-food chain.
Jeremy Combs, 30, allegedly pulled a shot gun on a Taco Bell employee in Lee’s Summit, Mo., last month after his order lacked the hot sauce he requested.
Combs was arrested and faces up to 10 years in prison.