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Sometimes You Just Really Need a Taco

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A Fontana man was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night, according to The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The suspect escaped with a bag of tacos.

The victim, a 35-year-old Fontana man, had just bought about $20 in tacos from a stand at San Bernardino and Fontana avenues and was riding home when the bandit confronted him. "He approached him from behind, saying, `Give me your tacos,"' said police Sgt. Jeff Decker. "He grabbed the bag of tacos, punched him in the face and began to flee."

The victim demanded his tacos back when they were taken.

"The suspect then pointed what appeared to be a black handgun at the victim," Decker said.

The Associated Press had perhaps a little bit too much fun with the story.
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A hunger for carnitas nearly led to some carnage after a Fontana man was robbed of a bag of tacos at gunpoint [emphasis mine].

Taco violence is on the rise across the country. Even the Canadians fell prey to taco arson. As if things weren't weird enough already, this arson story includes an unusual escape:

The suspect, who suffered burns to 40 per cent of his body, used two taxi cabs to make his getaway, Shepard said.

I guess it's better than the Redding man on trial for attempted murder after allegedly hacking up his drinking buddy with a machete over Bud Ice. Bud ICE. Come on. At least get a beer worth doing time over.

Chris Mims could not be reached for comment.

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