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Nick Nunn

Nick Nunn

By Nick Nunn

Taco Bell is bad. Why do we continue to go back again and again, only to remind ourselves that the food really is not that good at all?

I hope that I’m not the only person that does that. I know it can’t just be me.

There has to be some scientific basis for the phenomenon. There must be something that the FDA allows them to put in their food to keep us coming back for more.

However they induce repeat business, their method apparently worked a little bit to well for a man in Gwinnett County last week.

According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, 19-year-old Armando Lupercio – who apparently just had some of that low-cost, Tex-Mex – drove his truck off of Pleasant Hill Road and nailed a water meter box before putting the front of his truck into the side of the Taco Bell.

Not content with just one, Lupercio then drove around the back of the building and struck a corner of the building before hitting a car already parked in the drive-thru lane and coming to rest against the front-left corner of the building.

The police officer, who had been watching the entire scene, had to draw his weapon on Lupercio to get him out of the truck, and Lupercio explained to the officer simply that “the gas pedal was stuck.”

Yes, that’s why he put it into reverse after crashing into the building the first time: so his car could gun itself backward and then forward again in an attempt to escape the dreaded Taco Bell.

I wonder if the officer was surprised to find that Lupercio’s blood alcohol content was above 0.14.

Probably not.

Lupercio was charged with a whole handful of misdemeanors and felonies and was held in jail on a $47,600 bond in Gwinnett County.

The man just wanted an $.89 taco! Now he needs almost $50K for his freedom!

Isn’t that a pitch?

And the worst part is, after all of this talk about Taco Bell, I’m in the mood for a chalupa.

(grumble, grumble)

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