Days Of (Inflationary) Rage Are Here: Man Goes On Shooting Rampage After Learning Taco Bell Hikes Prices On Beefy Crunch Burrito By 50%

Tyler Durden's picture

Days of inflatiory rage come to the US:

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 says 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 say the man fired on officers during a traffic stop after the restaurant incident.

This is the first example of a domestic shooting incident following the surge in food prices courtesy of just QE Lite and QE 2. Just like in Tunisia, following the self-immolation of a fruit vendor, it will not be the last. And when we finally get QE3, then all bets will be off.

h/t John L

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css1971's picture

mmmmmm beef, with a crunch!


ZakuKommander's picture

mmmmmmmm 33-88% (depending who's counting) beef, with a crunch!

unwashedmass's picture


what are we talking about here? there is no inflation.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

It has begun!

Check out the Capital Research Institute "When The Standards Died":

We have spent a lot of time discussing the Gold standard and what it means to have the world reserve currency here at the Capital Research Institute. But today we want to look at something a little different, but just as crucial: the importance of accounting standards. OK, OK, I am hearing the yawns already, just bear with me! When the Financial Crisis hit in late 2008 not only did Capitalism die, when the Government decided bankrupt firms (of their choosing) should no longer be exposed to the risk of failure! The history books are going to be speechless on that one, and will simple relate: “It seemed like a good idea at the time!?!?” But what may have slipped under a lot of (non-accounting) people’s noses was that accounting standards were also effectively removed at that time. The most important of which were mark-to-market accounting rules.

Sudden Debt's picture

No No,

It's all part of Obama's "stopping the US obesity plan"

And what better then increasing the price on everything that contains sugar & fat & salt in any form?




The man is a genius I say!


Irwin Fletcher's picture

The Bell's burritos aren't really even that salty until you've cried into them for a little while.

barkster's picture

aren't they monsanto gm soy anyway? where's the beef?

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Has the Bernank passed on the directive for Barry to blame the cattle ranchers yet?  Nationalize Texas!

Irwin Fletcher's picture

Soy to be sure, but it's getting harder to get away from GM food, for reasons of economics and cross-pollination. If you've ever ridden a bus out of Quito and tried to hold down your lomo saltado after passing a ring of cows eating out of a 20-foot-tall pile of garbage between the lanes, you might even think of GM soy as comfort food.

Henry Chinaski's picture

Crunchy burritos!  Fill them with iPads.  I hear those are crunchy and not inflationary.  

Harlequin001's picture

C'mon, I mean, $1.49 isn't that expensive...

If I'd known he was that pissed I'd have bought him one...

Surely, bullets cost more than that.

If anyone else wants to swap a few anti tank rounds or cruise missiles for a few hamburgers, I'm your man.

Go Galt. Please.'s picture

It's called 'disfranchised'.
He apparently believed the lie. Keep your head low, follow the rules, and remember, Everybody Loves Raymond!
The man was living in a motel. He had cheap fake guns. He lost it when his meager food budget was only 2/3rds of what it needed to be for him to eat that week.
Unless people start realizing that this is the natural outcome of state-induced poverty, and pulling out their wallets to help out, there's going to be a whole lot more semi-automatic assault rifle bb guns being waved around.

Freddie's picture


I wonder if they are 3 or 4G burritos?

Waterfallsparkles's picture

I think Monsanto foods are sterilizing bees.  The seeds are genetically programed not to reproduce which passes to the bees.  That is why we are losing all of our bee population.

Irwin Fletcher's picture

Can I interest you in a high fructose Choco Taco instead of a traditional honey-drizzled sopapilla?

EscapeKey's picture

Monsanto's got a historic rap sheet full of controversies, knowingly suppressing information, and just blatantly lied about food safety and anything else, so I wouldn't be surprised.

And yet, they're still in business. They ought to have been shut down multiple times, and their executives sent to jail.

They must pay good bribes.

ColonelCooper's picture

Doesn't Monsanto, through the nine degrees of Kevin Bacon, own Blackwater or Wackenhut or some such through a holding company?

earnyermoney's picture

Hired Blackwater/Xe as body guards for corporate execs but Mosanto does not own Blackwater/Xe

barkster's picture

and guess who worked for them?


Hillary and Clarence Thomas...

Mentaliusanything's picture

Thats Dangerous thinking - You should be forced to undergo reprogramming for thinking logically.

Before the Monsanto 'population control seeds' - bees  breed OK

Now they are not so good.

nor is it good for Pigs

or humans.





Oh regional Indian's picture

For anyone who thinks vertical specialization is a good thing, I'd like to suggest that it is precisely what has brought us to this place of dysfunction.

A narrowly focussed mind cannot, does nto see the big picture. Cause and effect are locked into the vertical, specialized loop for them and in this vastly interconnected world, that is the ultimate folly.

Likewise for all these frankenfood monsterosities. Limited collateral damage, to use a military term, applies equally to GM foods. And by the way, Soy was thrust on the population as a viable protien alternative, knowing full well the fact that it upsets the most critical of balances, testosterone/estrogen. Man-boobs and the general feminization of soy-dependent men is both a visible and well studied phenomenan.

Softened for the kill. By vertical specialists.



Harlequin001's picture

Yeah, tell me about it. I'm hung like a fucking horse!

Need to lay off the grass for a while...

and stop wearing a saddle....

ibjamming's picture

And then we lock up the "real men" who remain and don't blindly follow the rest of the sheep...

Creed's picture

I knew I liked you for some reason Sudden


oh, and FUCK OBAMA

TheLurker's picture

 I thought we all knew the red/ blue debate was bullshit. Bush, Obama, who cares? Fight the power. FUCK THE FED.

Al Gorerhythm's picture

The cost of gas, to provide enough fuel, for the (unlikely) process of self-immolation for the average size American, it too prohibitive. Inflation priced crispy beyond their means.

nope-1004's picture

Is this the "more sophisticated diets" Benocide was referring to when he answered questions as to why prices in food staples were rapidly rising?

Asshat, again!

LO fucking L !!!!!!!

iinthesky's picture

Inflation? How dare thee blaspheme against the holy taBERNANKle?

weinerdog43's picture

Why in the world is someone eating Taco Bell tacos in San Antonio?  There's like, hundreds of excellent Mexican food joints all over town.

nevadan's picture

Good point, lol.  Pinche gringos

long juan silver's picture

I was always partial to the Roy Rodgers Roast Beef franchise on Claiborne Ave near Tulane in New Orleans

Catullus's picture

Is that still there? I don't remember it surviving katrina.

JW n FL's picture

Copelands pre-chain days.. when they City stilled sued him for Christmas Lights days!!!

zenblkboi's picture

hey, I live real close to there, where is it?  

TruthInSunshine's picture

Why in the world is someone eating Taco Bell tacos in San Antonio?  There's like, hundreds of excellent Mexican food joints all over town.


LMAO. Spot on.

Being originally from the midwest (Chicago), I had decided I wasn't a huge fan of Mexican cuisine until I traveled to Arizona & New Mexico around the time of my 15th birthday.

long juan silver's picture

LA is covered w Taca Bells and Del Tacos too.

Del Taco makes GReeaaaattt Chili Cheese Fries!!

Alea Iacta Est's picture

Because, for all their culinary excellence, no mexican food place has yet discovered the GENIUS that is a Burrito + Fritos.


That's 5% culinary know-how and 95% corporate greed.  A combination you just can't find at Juan Enrique's Taqueria.

Deus ex faculta's picture

A dozen torts and 16oz queso all the way

Tejano's picture

Don't know.  Maybe he was hungry.  Lots of calories in ten of those things for the expected price of $9.90 plus tax (around 8%).  Calories count when you're hungry.  It's been a while since one could chow down in an ol' San Antone restaurant for ten bucks mas o menos.  Not everyone is a fucking gourmand.  And that hotel he went back to, I'm thinkin' it probably wasn't the Radisson Riverwalk.


blunderdog's picture

No one who eats Taco Bell wants Mexican food.

Papasmurf's picture

That's fortunate, because the only mexican there is the cashier.

count_zero's picture


SA has best mexican food I have ever tasted and the margaritas are strong and huge. Even the movie theaters have mexican food and margaritas. Mexicans know how to cook and drink!

Charlie Bravo's picture

Nothing like taking a bite out of a taco that contains "88% pure beef".

Charlie Bravo