Reader Kevin sent us the following entry from his town’s police dispatch log. It seems that the “Steal A Taco” promotion was causing some problems at the drive-thru window of his local Taco Bell.
I was looking through my towns Police Dispatch log for today — killing time, and noticed an odd insert that read the following …
Police Response: Incident Desc: Disorderly Subject OFC:[redacted] Received: 10/28/2008 4:13:52 PM
Disp: ADVI Location: [redacted]
Event Number: [redacted] ID: [redacted] Priority: 3 Case No:
10/28/2008 4:19:17 PM SB CUBIT, UNK IF TURNED ON BARGER OR CONTINUED TO ECHO HOLLOW
10/28/2008 4:19:17 PM *** MGR REQ T/
10/28/2008 4:17:51 PM BLOCKING DRIVEUP FOR LAST 6 MIN, STILL REFUSING TO LEAVE
10/28/2008 4:17:51 PM DRIVER/ WM, 20’S, RED JKT
10/28/2008 4:18:53 PM NOW LEAVING DRIVEUP – DOT/ THRU PARKING LOT TOWARD CUBIT,
10/28/2008 4:16:48 PM LV/ 598BLV, OR COMPACT, TAN SUBJS STILL AT DRIVEUP WINDOW
10/28/2008 4:16:48 PM UPSET BECAUSE THEY WANT FREE TACO’S FOR ALL OCCUPANTS OF THE VE
10/28/2008 4:16:48 PM H (SPECIAL IS FOR ONE PER VEH THRU DRIVEUP )
10/28/2008 4:15:27 PM LV/ UNK PLATE, COMPACT 4D TAN IN DRIVE THRU, REFUSING TO LEAVE,
10/28/2008 4:15:27 PM YELLING AT EMPS OCC X 4 WILLING TO SIGN FOR TRESPASS
Then looking at Consumerist, I made the Taco Bell connection … what a connection it was.
Oh, my. For what it’s worth, the official rules don’t say anything about “one taco per vehicle.” Here they are:
Limit one (1) Free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco per person. Participating Taco Bell restaurant manager reserves the right to deny Free Taco to any person he/she reasonably believes has already received a Free Taco or has engaged in any other fraudulent activity. All eligible consumers: Everyone in line at a participating Taco Bell restaurant before 6:00 p.m. local time will receive a Free Taco, even if it is provided after 6:00 p.m.