Police: Etiquette Vigilante Attacked Taco Bell Customer For Burping, Not Saying “Excuse Me”

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone burp in a fast food restaurant and not say “excuse me” or something similar, I’d have very heavy pockets and be on my way to the bank to cash those nickels in lickety-split. But one apparent sticker for etiquette doesn’t quite “get” the fast food scene, and turned violent when he couldn’t handle the rude belching of a fellow Taco Bell customer who failed to pardon himself.

Police in South Carolina are looking for the etiquette vigilante who took it upon himself to take action against a 20-year-old man eating at Taco Bell with a friend on Sunday.

According to the Associated Press, the suspect approached the gassy victim and asked if he’d burped without saying “excuse me.”

It’s unclear whether the guy fessed up, but who wouldn’t laugh something like that off in a Taco Bell? After all, bodily functions have a special place in the fast food arena.

Police say the suspect then walked over to the victim, picked up a chair and smacked him with it on the left elbow. The victim also claimed that his attacker grabbed his throat and tried to head butt him before a Taco Bell worker told him to leave.

The man are now looking for the suspect, who left in a white pickup truck and probably is the height of politeness and good manners everywhere he goes, until someone burps and turns him into some kind of Incredibly Outraged At Your Manners Hulk.

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Suspect sought after S.C. man attacked for belching [Associated Press]