Worth the Fighting For

Police: Burrito Sparks 7-Eleven Fight (NBC-DC)

WASHINGTON — The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an early-morning fight that supposedly started over a burrito.

Police said a man inside the store didn’t have enough money to pay for his burrito and left the store to get more. While he was outside, another of the store’s patrons decided to buy that burrito.

News4 talked to that patron, who didn’t want to be identified. He said when the man came back into the store, he became livid that someone had bought his burrito and the fight escalated from there.

Police said the fight then spilled outside the store and at some point, the girlfriend of the original purchaser opened a car door and released a 75- to 80-pound pit bull, which bit three men, including an innocent bystander.

If she released the hounds, I have to imagine it was carne asada and not just bean & cheese. Hey, at least the guy wasn’t killed.

Leopold Stotch
About Leopold Stotch
“Dr. Leopold Stotch” was the pseudonym of political science professor then at a major research university inside the beltway. He has a PhD in International Relations. He contributed 165 pieces to OTB between November 2004 and February 2006.


  1. McGehee says:

    Okay, new rule — if the burrito costs more than what you have in your pocket at the time yu decide you want to buy it, you can’t afford the burrito!

  2. DL says:

    The important thing is, “What happened to the burrito?”

  3. McGehee says:

    The police probably seized it as evidence.