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Man Pulls Gun On Taco Bell Employee For Forgetting Hot Sauce

First Posted: 09/22/11 01:51 PM ET   Updated: 11/22/11 05:12 AM ET

Thirty-year-old Jeremy Combs was not happy that a Missouri Taco Bell employee forgot the hot sauce in his to-go order. So he returned to the establishment and threatened the employee with a 12-gauge shot gun, reports KCTV5.

Combs gave the order back to the employee and reached for his shotgun. The employee jumped out the drive-through window. The "very intoxicated" Combs denies returning to the restaurant, but surveillance cameras show otherwise.

This is one of several weird incidents at Taco Bell recently. A Taco Bell customer called 911 when service was refused and a Taco Bell employee handcuffed himself to a woman who refused to date him.

Combs faces up to 10 years in prison. See the court documents here.


See more dumb food crimes below:

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    Knoxville, Tenn. resident James Davis Wilson went into a rage in February of 2010 when the sundae he ordered at McDonald's was served with hot fudge on the bottom. <a href="" target="_hplink">He later punched an employee in the face in an argument stemming from the perceived injustice</a>. He was later found guilty of misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct. On top of a $1,050 fine, he also faces the possibility of a year in jail.

  • August 2012: Shoplifter Gets Caught When He Vomits Up Stolen Hot Peppers

    Shoplifter Marcus Banwell nearly got away with his theft from from a UK convenience store, but then he decided to <a href="" target="_hplink">chow down on his looted hot peppers</a>. He didn't realize, it would seem, that they were Scotch Bonnet peppers -- some of the hottest on the planet. He was arrested after he began vomiting and shaking. Police found other stolen goods on his person, plus cocaine and heroin. <em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="" target="_hplink">aurélien</a>.</em>

  • August 2012: Women Attack Red Lobster Waitress For Filling Water Glasses Too Often

    Three woman who patronized a Red Lobster in St. Louis were accused of attacking a waitress, allegedly throwing water on her striking her with their hands and a menu. Sharrell Evans, Britley Green and Geneen Green were moved to anger because the <a href="" target="_hplink">waitress was, according to an onlooker, filling their water glasses too often</a>. The women were charged with mob action and aggravated battery.

  • July 2011: McDonald's Customer Rages At Employee Over Melted Ice Cream Cake

    A McDonald's customer in Indiana "went into a violent rage" because she was dissatisfied with how McDonald's had stored her frozen ice cream cake. The woman threw the cake, and then slapped the employee. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here.</a>

  • September 2011: Man Eats Raw Beef Off Walmart Shelves

    Scott Shover, a 53-year-old man in Carlisle, Pennsylvania was caught eating raw meat off a Walmart shelf. He opened packages of raw ground beef and raw stew beef, ate a little beef and then put the packages back on the shelf. A Walmart employee saw Shover, and a loss prevention officer and a store manager followed Shover outside and pointed him out to a police officer. He was arrested at taser point and charged with retail theft. The total loss of meat was valued at $24.53. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>See the full post here.</strong></a>

  • July 2011: Lauren Jackson, 19, Arrested For Pouring Chili On Victoria's Secret Underwear

    Back in April, 19-year-old Lauren Jackson was told she was not welcome in a Victoria's Secret store in The Galleria mall in White Plains, NY due to an earlier shoplifting incident. Not pleased with the news, she dumped a container of chili on a display of panties. She ruined 65 pairs of underwear that were worth a total of $747.50. Then, last week, she returned to the same store! An employee from another store recognized her and she was subsequently arrested. Jackson was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • July 2011: Timethy Delarrance Morrison, Florida Man, Shoots Dealer For Hamburger-Marijuana Bait-And-Switch

    Some meat aficionados would probably say that a great hamburger is better than drugs. And many drug-friendly carnivores would probably say that smoking marijuana makes any hamburger into a great hamburger. But it's not likely that either cohort would be happy if they ordered hamburgers and got marijuana -- or vice versa. Indeed, a recent altercation in southern Florida shows just how badly such a mix-up can go. According to, 22-year-old Port St. Lucie native Timethy Delarrance Morrison thought he'd bought $100 worth of marijuana when his dealer handed him a white bag. He opened the bag and found hamburger meat in place of the drugs. Morrison was furious; he took out a gun and tried to rob the dealer. The dealer sped away, so Morrison started shooting at his Volvo. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • July 2011: Thieves Use Skirts To Steal $400 Worth Of Wine

    Two women stole $400 worth of fine wine from a Pembroke Park, Florida liquor store. Their master heist was not actually so hard to accomplish--one woman acted as the lookout and the other shoved the wine up her skirt. "She must have had something stuck in her skirt, because it went real easy," said store owner Paul Mouts. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • July 2011: McDonald's Manager Punches Customer With Service Dog In The Face

    On July 12, after customer Jennifer Schwenker brought her service dog and autistic children to a McDonald's in Marietta, GA, manager manager Tiffany Denise Allen hit her in the face. Even though Schwenker explained that she was legally allowed to have a service dog inside, Allen berated Schwenker and followed her to the bathroom. Allen then punched Schwenker in the face in the parking lot. Allen was charged with simple battery, simple assault fear and disorderly conduct. She no longer works at the restaurant. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • July 2011: Fake Celebrity Chef Stages Food Network Event, Scams 300 Attendees

    It was revealed a few years ago that the host of Food Network's Dinner Impossible, Robert Irvine, had faked his resume. Now, a faux celebrity chef faked (poorly) a non-sanctioned Food Network event titled "Dinner Impossible BBQ." Leonard "Lenny" Ruebeck, 20, from New Castle, Delaware solicited nearly $10,000, at $35 per ticket, from Carneys Point, New Jersey residents. Ruebeck claimed the event would feature Bobby Flay, Paula Deen, Rachael Ray...and Robert Irvine. In publicizing the event, Ruebeck wore a Food Network chef's jacket and a medallion that he claimed to have won on Iron Chef. Ruebeck taught cooking classes, despite not having many of the basic skills required of a chef. In fact, he completed only two quarters of work at the culinary program of The Art Institute of Philadelphia in 2010. Residents grew suspicious about Ruebeck's credentials and were able to confirm that Ruebeck had no association with the network. Ruebeck will return all of the money. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • July 2011: Pastry Chef Sues Ex-Boss For Tossing Her In The Garbage, Putting Food In Her Hair

    Melissa Rodriguez, the former pastry chef of the Oak Room is suing her former executive chef, Eric Hara, for sexual, physical and culinary harassment. Rodriguez's $25 million suit against Hara includes the following allegations: -Hara would pick her up and throw her in the garbage can. -He would pour food in her hair--heavy cream, chocolate sauce, honey. -Rodriguez had to carry eggs in her shirt, and if she did something Hara didn't like, she would have to break them and rub them into her chest. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • July 2011: Tossed KFC Chicken Bone Causes Four-Car Pile-Up

    After Andre Varciana of Swansea, Wales ate some chicken from KFC, he threw the bones across the road at some friends. A police officer in an unmarked car saw him and braked suddenly, resulting in four cars crashing into each other (see photos here). One car ended up on the roof of another and three people were slightly injured. Varciana was brought to court but conditionally discharged and ordered to pay about $137 in court costs. District judge Vivian Manning-Davies quipped, "It is the most bizarre case I think I have ever come across or heard about. To say it is unusual is an understatement." See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • June 2011: Dunkin' Donuts Employee, Christopher Hildreth, Allegedly Added 'Nasal Mucus' To Cops' Coffee

    So you can imagine how surprised the two Jaffrey, N.H., police officers were when they witnessed former Dunkin' Donuts employee Christopher Hildreth allegedly add his personal blend of "nasal mucus" to their coffee order. According to a Jaffrey Police Department affidavit acquired by The Smoking Gun, the 20-year-old server took the coffee cups into the back room after taking the order on June 19. The officers said that they found this "odd as they had never seen him go to the back of the store to make coffee in the past." See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • June 2011: Harebrained Robbers Steal Donuts, Not Cash, From Dunkin' Donuts

    There are now officially two ways for donuts to foil would-be criminals. If you've ever seen Chief Wiggum on The Simpsons, you know about the first way: donuts fuel late-night crime-fighting. The second is a little more convoluted. Last Wednesday night at 9, a trio of masked men entered a Dunkin' Donuts in Hyannis, MA, on Cape Cod, armed with knives and hatchets. They were looking for cash. When they saw that two employees were carrying a brown paper bag, they assumed it held money from the day's donut sales, so they demanded the bag. They took it and made their getaway--only to find that the bag was filled with donuts, not cash. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • June 2011: Ex-Con Sues Red Lobster For Not Hiring Him

    A man is suing the Times Square Red Lobster, claiming that the restaurant refused to hire him since he is a convicted felon. Robert Smith, 38, has spent more than a decade in prison for at least three counts of robbery. In February, he submitted an application to the chain and never heard back. On his fifth follow-up phone call, he reached manager Nicole McVaugh who told him "I'm sorry to have to give you this info, but in my position as manager I don't hire convicted felons." See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • June 2011: Ice Cream Truck Driver Attacks Boss With Baseball Bat

    An ice cream truck driver is behind bars in southeastern Pennsylvania after he allegedly broke into his boss's home and attacked him with a baseball bat. State police say 29-year-old Bernard Geisel had argued with the truck's owner over money before using the bat to smash his way into the man's Uniontown home late Tuesday. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • June 2011: Tableside Bananas Foster Goes Awry, Flames Burn Four

    Four diners were burned at Ozona Blue Grilling Co., a Palm Harbor, Florida restaurant after a waiter accidentally added too much rum to the bananas foster dish he prepared. Two people were flown to Tampa General Hospital for treatment while an additional two guests were slightly burned and refused treatment. Employees were quick to grab fire extinguishers and help a woman whose dress caught on fire, resulting in first- and second-degree burns. "It's going to be a long time for her to heal," said Palm Harbor Fire Rescue spokeswoman Liz Monforti. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • June 2011: Women Steal $600 Of Gouda And Blue Cheese Wheels From Oregon Whole Foods

    Two women stole about $600 worth of gourmet cheese from a Bend, Oregon Whole Foods by simply asking for a box and walking out of the store. Their bounty included a $300 wheel of nine-month aged Gouda, and two wheels of blue cheese worth $270. It seems almost too easy. The women walk into the store, pick up the Gouda wheel and ask for a box, which an employee provides. They box up the wheel, snatch two wheels of blue cheese, one walks to the register and the other leaves with the dairy. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • May 2011: Truck With $400,000 Worth Of King Crab Vanishes

    King crab prices this year have reached a record high and the market is certainly noticing. On May 20, a trucker picked up 25,000 pounds of Russian King Crab from a Los Angeles cold storage warehouse to deliver to Seattle. But, the crab and the driver have disappeared, likely intentionally. After the crab failed to arrive in Seattle, the trucking company that contracted the driver discovered that the truck driver was part of a fraud ring. It was learned that his insurance, driver's license and other documents were fake, though it remains unclear if the trucker knew in advance what he was hauling. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • May 2011: Woman Attempts To Trade Olive Garden Salad For Cocaine

    Hoping to receive $10 worth of cocaine in exchange for Olive Garden salad in a to-go box, a Salt Lake City woman instead was charged with a third degree felony by an undercover police officer. In addition to the salad, the woman also offered the officer $2, and vowed to return later with more money or Olive Garden gift cards. The officer was not persuaded and in addition to the felony, the woman was also charged with one count of attempted possession or use of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia (she had a glass pipe in her pocket), a class A misdemeanor. See the full post <a href="" target="_hplink">here</a>.


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