KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 21 (UPI) – Police in Missouri said they arrested a man accused of threatening a Taco Bell employee with a shotgun because he did not receive hot sauce with his meal. Kansas City police said Jeremy Combs, 30, went through the Taco Bell drive-through Saturday and returned with his shotgun after discovering there were no packets of hot sauce in his bag, The Kansas City (Mo.) Star reported Tuesday. Police said Combs told them the item he had been holding was a tire iron, but officers discovered a 12-gauge shotgun under his mattress. Combs was charged with being a felon illegally in possession of a firearm.
Hey, I'm pretty much a pacifist and don't condone violence, but I'm on Jeremy's side on this one. Wasn't it just a couple of months ago when I wrote about receiving just one packet of hot sauce in my to go order from Taco Bell in Decatur? I almost went all Michael Douglas in Falling Down on them right then and there. If I had received no packets (like the true victim in this case, Jeremy), I would have raided Jarhead's probable arsenal of illegal assault weapons and taken all the hot, mild, fire-roasted (new!), and Verde sauce I could carry.
You've got to have hot sauce with Mexican food. No excuses. It's a Universal Truth. And if you work in the Mexican food industry, you have to know that rule as well as the consequences for violating it.
Case dismissed. Next case.
(I'm not sure that all that violence in Mexico isn't more hot sauce related than drug related, anyway. Just a theory.)