Burrito Rage at Taco Bell Leads to Gunfire

Monday, Mar 21, 2011  |  Updated 10:40 AM CDT
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Burrito Rage at Taco Bell Leads to Gunfire

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Police say a San Antonio Taco Bell customer enraged that the seven burritos he ordered had gone up in price fired an air gun at an employee and later fired an assault rifle at officers before barricading himself into a hotel room.

San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides said officers used tear gas Sunday night to force the man from the hotel room after a three-hour standoff. The man is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder. Authorities have not released his name.

Brian Tillerson, a manager at the Taco Bell/KFC restaurant, told the San Antonio Express-News that the man was angry the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone from 99 cents to $1.49 each.

Police said the man fired on officers during a traffic stop after the restaurant incident.

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