Man Set Taco Bell on Fire Over the Meat in His Chalupa

By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on October 27, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

A Georgia man was so upset about how little meat was stuffed into his XXL Chalupas that he tried to set the Taco Bell on fire.

Right now, you might be wondering what an "XXL Chalupa" is. And perhaps how a little fast food item can drive a man to try to set a store ablaze.

A description of the Chalupa on the Taco Bell website is sure to make any beef taco lover's mouth start to water. It's described as containing: a double portion of premium seasoned beef, crisp lettuce, nacho cheese sauce, a three-cheese blend, fiesta salsa, crunchy red strips and some sour cream. All wrapped up in an oversized Chalupa shell. Oh, and it's available in "chicken" as well.

So what about this particular XXL Chalupa got this man so enraged?

Unfortunately for the fire-loving Georgia culprit, his XXL Chalupa wasn't as extra-extra large as he would have liked. (Cue the laugh track.)

So he called and complained to the manager of the Taco Bell store about how little stuffing he got inside his Chalupa. He demanded his order be fixed.

The manager told him that their store was closing, so they couldn't help him out.

That's apparently when things got a little heated. The man called the Taco Bell manager a racial slur. He then threatened to come over and "redecorate the place," reports The Smoking Gun.

And "redecorate" he did.

Apparently, the man managed to pull together a makeshift Molotov cocktail firebomb that he hurled at the Taco Bell's drive-thru window. The blaze was found outside the restaurant in a melting plastic bottle.

So far, investigators haven't found the man who attempted to set the Taco Bell on fire. Luckily, nobody was hurt in the incident.

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