Price increases will be felt with disdain and met with anger across the entire economic spectrum:
The price of the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone up from 99 cents to $1.49 and the man at the Rigsby Road Taco Bell drive-thru had just orderedÂ seven.
The fast food customer was so disgruntled by the price hike he shot an air gun at the manager, displayed an assault rifle and pistol while in the restaurant’s parking lot, fled as police were called, and pointed one of his weapons at three officers who pulled him over. Fleeing when they opened fire, he barricaded himself in his hotel room â€” all over $3.50 plus additionalÂ tax.
All three of his weapons were found to be air-powered and notÂ firearms.
Source: My San Antonio
It may not seem like a lot of money, but for many, $3.50 could be the difference between eating tomorrow or not. Ricardo Jones of San Antonio, TX experienced a 50% food inflation rate. Enough to set anyone off – perhaps not to the point of threatening restaurant employees and police with firearms (real or not) – but certainly enough to cause stress, anger and even rage.