Calling In A Fake Taco Bell Robbery Is Not An Effective Way To Get Out Of A Traffic Stop

There are a number of ways people might attempt to get out of a traffic ticket: crying, apologizing profusely, or politely requesting a warning, just to name a few. But one thing you definitely should never do is call in a fake robbery at the local Taco Bell, because that will only end with more tickets and a felony arrest warrant.

The Chicago Sun Times reports that a suburban Chicago man allegedly called in a false armed robbery attempt at a nearby Taco Bell in the hopes he would get out of a traffic ticket.

According to authorities, officers responded to the local fast food joint after receiving the robbery report only to learn that no robbery had taken place and the call was apparently bogus.

Detectives eventually traced the number used to make the false report to a 25-year-old man who had been pulled over near the restaurant at about the same time the robbery was reported.

The man allegedly made the false report hoping the officer who stopped him would have to respond to the robbery, letting him out of the ticket.

Instead, the man was still issued several citations and was later charged with one count of attempted disorderly conduct for making a false police report.

Calling in fake Taco Bell robbery to avoid ticket doesn’t quite work out [Chicago Sun Times]

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