How Taco Bell Singlehandedly Shut Down A Courthouse

By Whitney White | 3 months ago

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The Tuscaloosa Police Department had a memorable Valentine’s Day. It all began with a phone call from a federal courthouse staffer early in the morning. When making the call, the official didn’t know it was going to involve a fast food restaurant. The official reported a pair of suspicious items on the building’s front steps, according to the Tuscaloosa News. Numerous cops were dispatched to the area almost right away.

Authorities blocked the streets for vehicles and pedestrians in a matter of minutes. They approached the two unidentifiable things that had been left on the steps with caution. When the cops unwrapped the items, they discovered what seemed to be a to-go order from someone. 

The food boxes included what the Tuscaloosa Police Department recognized as a delivery order from Taco Bell. According to Facebook, the delivery was tailored to include a variety of regular and Doritos Locos tacos, as well as four of the tasty five-layer burritos. The roads didn’t have to be shut down for long and were reopened less than 20 minutes after the initial call. The contents of the Cravings Pack were properly thrown away in a dumpster behind police headquarters. 

While the majority of Facebook commenters praised the polices’ swift responses and caution, a few couldn’t help themselves from making jokes about the situation. Comments like “WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THE GARBAGE?” and “ARREST YOURSELVES” were seen. This isn’t the first time Taco Bell and explosives have crossed paths. While magnet fishing in a central Florida river in January 2019, an anonymous couple discovered a World War II-era grenade. For some reason, the couple carried it to an Ocala Taco Bell before calling the cops, but they thankfully did hand it over and no one was injured. 

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When the couple pulled into the fast-food restaurant, they had the grenade in a plastic bucket in the back of their Toyota Camry. They then contacted 911 to report their possibly explosive find. The Taco Bell was evacuated when the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and its bomb squad responded to the report.

The drama continues for Taco Bell and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. This past week, authorities were called after a cop informed his union about receiving a bag from Taco Bell that had inappropriate and disrespectful writing on it. An investigation was conducted, and the employee was dismissed on the spot.

Also according to authorities, a drive-thru window employee argued with a suspect and refused to accept the bogus money last week. The suspect went to Taco Bell and while in the drive-thru, he shot an employee in the torso. The victim, a 41-year-old Hispanic man, died at the scene, according to authorities. According to the Los Angeles Times, he was later identified as Alejandro Garcia. According to the publication, his 19-year-old son, who also worked at the same Taco Bell, was present throughout the incident.

Working in a fast-food restaurant is a hardship for a lot of people. They might be right even if the labor you have to do can be filthy and repulsive at times. A lot of fast-food employees spend the first few months on the job devoted to cleaning the bathroom and changing the bins.

Customers will push you beyond your comfort zone, which might be difficult but this ultimately makes you into a better communicator. It’s amazing how many people believe they can treat you respectfully just because they’re in a fast-food restaurant like Taco Bell. Furthermore, most fast-food restaurants are open 24 hours a day. In the least, they usually have late hours. This can result in extended shifts or shifts at odd hours of the day or night. Still yet, working somewhere that is open around the clock gives a great opportunity for growth in many areas of professionalism and skills.