From The “Anger Management Issues” File

This morning, an Ohio man got just a little to upset over a missing Taco Bell taco:

Taco Bell employees working a drive-thru Tuesday morning were the latest to feel a customer’s wrath after getting an order wrong.

According to police in Huber Heights, Ohio, a 23-year-old man was so incensed that he was missing a 99 cent taco after pulling off from a Taco Bell drive-thru that he returned and rammed an entrance with his pickup truck.

The man, who was not identified, first drove back to the drive-thru, yelled at employees for making the mistake and snatched the taco from an employee after one was made for him,according to a report by ABC 22. The customer then sped off but not before smashing a side entrance.

The guy must really like his tacos.

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  1. As the article notes, when he went back the gave him another taco free. It’s been my experience that if you just stay calm, businesses will usually give you what you want in situations like this.

  2. But apparently the free topic wasn’t sufficient to mollify his anger at this injustice

    I suspect there may have been alcohol involved

  3. DRS says:

    If topics are free, I’ll take three, please.

  4. Err, taco

  5. Dazedandconfused says:

    I’ve thought of doing worse over those silly little hot-sauce packages. Have to tear about half a dozen of the things for a single burrito. Unfortunately, the D-8 Cat was too far away. Ran out of fuel with two miles still to go.

  6. James H says:

    He quieroed Taco Bell just a little too much.

  7. Neil Hudelson says:

    The guy must really like his tacos.

    If I can judge all Taco Bells by the ones I have had (and I think I can), you are really playing fast and lose with the definition of taco here.

  8. Phillip says:

    Lots of hair-triggers here in Dayton. I am grateful at the P.O. I work at, you can’t build up any speed to plow your car into the building.

  9. J-Dub says:

    It just goes to show how much pent up anger there is out there. I’m sure he wasn’t that angry about the missing taco but it was just the match that set him ablaze.

    Most people don’t want to know what they are really angry about because it usually comes right back to themselves. As in “I got my girlfriend pregnant and dropped out of high school but this missing taco is the real problem”.