Del Taco Worker Out On Bail After Allegedly Stabbing Customer Over Food Dispute

Arguments between customers and fast food restaurant employees do occasionally result in fisticuffs, but it’s the rare dispute that ends with the customer being stabbed in the gut. Well, not only did that happen at a Del Taco eatery in California, but the accused stabber is now out on bail.

The employee was arrested in the early morning hours of last Thursday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon after a customer complained to him about food he had just ordered.

Friends of the stabbed customer took him to the hospital where his condition was considered serious though he was likely to survive the stabbing.

According to the L.A. Times, someone ponied up $25,000 to bail out the suspect, who is scheduled to appear in court again in August.

Del Taco worker out on bail after allegedly stabbing customer [L.A. Times]


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  1. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    Del Taco is better than Taco Bell.


  2. The Beer Baron says:

    My word! There are still Del Tacos around? Huzzah! I shall arrange a road trip forthwith.

    And I do hope the chap makes a speedy recovery, although I must say, it’s encouraging to see a worker take such pride in his product that he is willing to shed blood in defense of it’s reputation.


  3. Warren - the Original Chocolate Cake with Eyes! says:

    Attempted murder and he’s out on $25,000 bail? California does love its violent offenders, doesn’t it?

  4. IfThenElvis says:

    If commenting goes down again with this WordPress ‘upgrade’ I’m going to go all Chihuahua on someone.

  5. areaman says:

    This happened in California but there’s a Florida connection:

    “The argument erupted at 1:50 a.m. Thursday at the Hemet restaurant on East Florida Avenue

    • MarkFL says:

      Sorry, it happened in California. I declare your connection void. We got our own problems.

  6. Torgonius wants an edit button says:

    Brad, did you threaten this customer or use profanity in any way?

  7. IfThenElvis says:

    If commenting goes down again I’m going to go all chihuahua on someone.

  8. Sarek says:

    Maybe he stabbed him in the gut to reduce the flatulence expected from eating tacos?

  9. Diosynus says:

    Dell should stick to computers.

  10. finbar says:

    “Sir, If you ask me for a Dorito taco one more time, you are going to regeret it.”

  11. Press1forDialTone says:

    That knife holder in the picture next to the story is SICK and I don’t mean in the good
    way. What pervert would buy such a thing, the Unabomber probably.

    • rookie says:

      Interesting, I am so enamored by that “knife block” that I intend to build one myself.

  12. MarkFL says:

    It will be interesting to see the employee’s future job application, particularly in the Employment History on the line, “Reason for Leaving.”