Man Pulls a Shotgun in Taco Bell Drive Thru Over Missing Hot Sauce

By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on September 22, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Jeremy Combs is a man who loves his Taco Bell hot sauce.

Combs likes the hot sauce so much that he apparently became more than a little irritated when he returned home from a Missouri Taco Bell drive-thru sans hot sauce.

He was so infuriated that he drove back to the restaurant. And no, he didn't just politely ask the employee for a few extra packs of sauce.

Combs went into a hot sauce-deprived rage and pulled out a shotgun, frightening the employee who scrambled to get away from the takeout window.

He later admitted to police that he had gone back to the Taco Bell to confront the forgetful drive-thru worker, according to The Smoking Gun.

Why would Combs be so enraged about an employee forgetting his hot sauce?

Why because hot sauce goes so well with all of Taco Bell's Mexican-inspired fast food.

Does your beef taco taste a little bland? Perk it up with some hot sauce!

Is that Mexican pizza you ordered tasting a bit more like cardboard than you'd like? Add some hot sauce!

The possibilities with hot sauce are simply endless.

Unfortunately, Combs' method of handling the hot sauce debacle is simply unacceptable in most jurisdictions. Police investigated the incident and arrested Combs at his home for threatening the Taco Bell employee. A subsequent police search of Combs' residence uncovered a 12-gauge shotgun, which may turn out to be the weapon that was used at the Taco Bell.

Jeremy Combs could face up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Is Taco Bell hot sauce really worth that much? Probably not. Next time, Combs should just ask for some extra hot sauce - they usually give out packets for free anyway.

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