Masked Men Return 400 Lbs. of Taco Bell Hot Sauce

When a group of 15 masked men violently storm a Taco Bell, it has all the hallmarks of the world’s first burrito-terrorist incident. But these masked men weren’t out for blood, just for hot sauce.

The masked men stormed the Marion, Indiana Taco Bell on a mission of redemption. They brought with them 25,000 packets of hot sauce, weighing over 400 pounds.

Apparently, the daring criminals had been stealing large quantities of hot sauce for years, with the aim of selling them on eBay or perhaps as a practical joke. We envision a Carrie-like deluge of blood red sauce poured all over Hilary Clinton, or siphoned into the bottles of hemorrhoid creams and stocked on the local Wal-Mart shelf. Their conscience got the better of them, prompting a return.

25,000 stolen sauce packets returned to Taco Bell [Fast Food News]

UPDATE: This story has pix and corrections.

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  1. RandomHookup says:

    Is it really stealing if they give it away?

  2. If they’ve been taking it for years, hasn’t most of it expired by now anyway?

    I also agree with RandomHookup. Unless there’s a limit on how many packets you can grab at one time they didn’t steal anything.

  3. RandomHookup says:

    Undoubtedly the EPA has to be involved in its disposal.

  4. Triteon says:

    Time to really challenge Takeru Kobayashi!

  5. mark duffy says:

    I love a story that makes me feel slightly more normal.

  6. “Is it really stealing if they give it away?”

    Sometimes. People “steal” free newspapers frequently when they disagree with an editorial, for example. That is stealing and it is a crime and it is prosecuted.

    I suppose it’d depend a lot on whether the free-giver-awayer wanted to prosecute or not. But generally taking massive quantities of something “free” but intended to be used one at a time or a few at a time can be construed as stealing.