Inflation Rage: SWAT Standoff in Texas Over 50% Food Price Increase

by | Mar 22, 2011 | Headline News | 52 comments

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    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 ordered 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 — all over $3.50 plus additional tax.

    All three of his weapons were found to be air-powered and not 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.

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      1. Just a “Lone Cookoo”

      2. He should have gone to Del Taco instead!

      3. they ain’t seen inflation rage yet, wait til all the people living on entitlements(probably 55 mil) get their entitlements cut in the next couple yrs and find out how much food,gas, heating oil ect. is really going up.

      4. Shoulda ran for the border & fired his 8 inch buritto.  Kiss my Chalupa.  “I’m just a man, just a guy and a dude, and I’m hungry.
        And I’m movin real fast, cause I’m goin first class for a steak at Taco Bell.
        Jonesin’ for grilled steak tacos, taste the king of meats.
        So I run really well cause I can’t find a horse to ride there.
        Gotta shimmy, gotta shake for marinated steak,
        Head down to Taco Bell!”

      5. This is just the tip of the huge iceberg.  People like this should be eliminated by a swat sniper, as a lesson to the other savages ready to run rampant.  If this kook does this over a crummy taco, just think what will be seen once a real crisis hits us!  Wow!   Keep your weapons handy, folks!

      6. Who becomes the cukoo when everything your local grocer sells has a 50% hike added to it? We all do! That’s who.

      7. One nutcase does not a trend make.

      8. Everyone is on the edge; we all feel that something is wrong in our gut, so it won’t take much to send us over that edge.– as little as $3.50 for this guy– 
        What will push over the edge???

        And if you think this is something to report about JUST wait until you see what is coming down the pike…

        Falling wage’s, higher fuel costs, higher taxes, higher food prices, IRA’s & 401k’s required to invest in Treasuries therefore falling in value, higher everything, etc. etc. etc.

        It’s really going to SUCK! And that sucking sound will be all of your savings and retirement being sucked away thanks to self serving governments and bankers. Read this sh*t – this is how they think!

        Buy a “real” gun now and PREP FOR GODS SAKE – you owe it to your family – you are the one that they will be looking to for guidance and leadership!!!

        Get ready, it’s coming whether you believe it or not! You can see it in this article! Read between the lines people! We are so FU^@#ed!


      9. “What will it take to push YOU over the edge???”

      10. TnAndy, I agree with you that one nutcase (which this guy clearly was) doesn’t make a trend. However, the fact that inflation was the cause of his meltdown tells us more than anything else. Some people have a very short wick (or thin budget, or both). As inflation continues more and more people are going to be, as Celente says, “losing it”. The more ridiculous the inflation, the more ridiculous the people will act – and the more the “average joe” instead of the nutcases will begin to lose it.

      11. 3 hots and cot, this dude is moving on up in the social ranks.

      12. They had to raise the prices on those tacos in order to get closer to having 50% meat in them.

      13. Anybody going to call it like it is?  Before I watch the video I knew he wasn’t Japanese.  I don’t think Ricci Tardo has taken economics 101 or wants to understand inflation being that he ordered seven burritos.  Maybe he should sell his air guns or his car.  Maybe buy two less burritos or attend an anger management class while having sex in jail while Tx pays for it.  His car & air guns are confiscated now and will be sold at auction.  He didn’t look like a chicken McNugget man.

      14. Now he will get his meals for free..courtesy of you and I the tax payers..

      15. That’s phunny Chuckles…..  I wonder if he got to eat them before the tear gas?  Seriously after the bad press Taco Bell received in the news, I started seeing more meat filling in my tacos until here lately on the last drive thru.  Back to normal.

      16. In my business I work with manufacturers.  In the last 2 days, every single one of them has told me they are raising prices – everyone – from flooring to lighting manufacturers.  INFLATION IS HERE!!!!

        Add to that this video that Beck posted this morning.  The unions, community organizations, etc are banding together to take down our economy.  Just like they tried to do in 2008 – successfully with Lehman Brothers.  Financial terrorism.  Perfectly timed.

        Detailed video here.  They have a plan.  Starting with JP Morgan Chase in May.

      17. A clear example of what eating GMO junk food does to an unstable physiology. Anybody ignorant enough to eat in any fast food “restaurant” in America exacerbates an already volatile mental disorder. You are what you eat.
        And we wonder why the majority of Americans act the way they do?

      18. I rarely eat out and it must only be “home style cooking” places like “the Roadhouse”…  People need to cook at home,  to know the ingredients in their meals and control the salt and animal fats.  When I heard this on the news, I thought the guy was whacked out.  Most restaurants  serve high fat/salt bad stuff.

      19. Some of you in here literally scare me, and I wonder some times how God has remained as patient as He has.
        As far as normal joes losing it, I agree, you’ll see more and more of this….but of course not from any of the high and mighty perfect people on this site… no they got all their poop in a group and are perfectly prepared fort anything. Some people on here are just beyond gracious, giving and wonderful people and then there are some here that are …..never mind I won’t even say it.
        I thought I got a real good deal today on a short wave radio I found at Radio Shack, 100$ radio on clearance for $30. It gets great reviews everywhere on the internet on its ease of use and its performance. Yet I can’t figure the SOB out to save my life. This kind of thing sends my temperament in a tail spin, a negative spiraling downward and pisses me off royally. In self defense, the manual does suck in that it gives very little description….any way just posting to say that I think you’ll see this more and more. Unemployment, inflation and I just sense an all around growing aggravation with people all over the place.

      20. I routinely have people complaining about small price increases on my business too.  What you have to understand is that a fair percentage of people are living on the financial edge – even just 50-cents a day extra makes a difference to them.  It may seem far-fetched to you at this moment if you have a decent job and income coming in, but if you experience what man throughout this great nation known as the USA are you may come to know that a couple of bucks IS a big deal when you have little hope.

      21. You’re scaring us BJ!  Good thing you weren’t serving tacos at the drive-thru.  Ask somebody fron China on Radio Shack.  I think you got what you paid for.  If that customer came into my business pointing “a gun” at me I would have given him two more holes in his head.

      22. Just imagine what folks will be doing if it was something of importance.  A stupid taco from a stinking taco bell.  Who eats this crap anyway?  Do you realize what you could be eating for the same cost?  Fast food = fast death.  Gee, why am I so fat and lazy…………?  America is filled with fat ass people.

      23. Why am I scaring you?….I am not a know it all asshole with a condescending attitude, like many in here. I feel sorry for the people that are worse off than us and I seer things deteriorating fast. My point is that you have no idea what else was going on, and maybe he was just a low life, but maybe he has had a succession of events that led him to this. People should shut their mouths unless they have all the facts and not be so damn judgmental.
        The radio fyi is a Grundig G6 and supposed to be a great radio….but I am too stupid to figure it out….maybe I should forget about HAM radio classes 🙁

      24. You’d have to be a crazy SOB to eat seven Beefy Crunch Burrito’s.

      25. Who is scaring you here BJ?

      26. Prices are rising on everything…just bought some oatmeal that has risen 20% in just the past week.I thought the book:The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse [Paperback]
        Fernando Ferfal Aguirre (Author) made a good read.
        Since the Feds are printing waste paper that we are forced to use as it devalues,I supect that “stocking up is a VERY good idea…
        Best to All

      27. Would have bought a bag of tasty black beans to put in a yard sale crock pot & a loaf of whole wheat bread if I was hungry.  A bottle of Tabasco sauce a plus.  I’ve been hungry before.  I’d be sleeping in my car with stolen license plates before I’d point a gun.

      28. Inflation is a covert tax the Power Elite imposes on the rest of us. Inflation doesn’t come from the gas station manager raising the price 2 cents per gallon. It comes from policies long in place at the Federal Reserve to debase the currency.  As most of you know, the Fed is a private company. It’s as “federal” as Federal Express. Owned by our pals the money center banks.
        The more FRN flood the economy the less any one note is worth. Source: Ron Paul, End the Fed.
        If we’re gonna be angry with anyone let’s identify who our adversary is. And who they aren’t. Since pigs will fly before we have any say so at the Federal Reserve protect yourselves by gathering what you need.
        Have skills and a medium of exchange for when dollars become toilet paper.

      29. Very wise 6.8.

      30. Comments… food price rage? hmmmm. the guy (and a million others out there too) is probably got an addiction habit. either that or he is really stupid and can’t count, read, or listen very well to what is going on around him. i have not eaten fast food in about fifteen years after getting really sick… if all fast food and groceries were boycotted due to rising costs what happens to the food that cannot be sold? if ya don’t have the money to buy fast food then stay home and do your own cooking… taco bells secret to addicting to their menu is the seasoning folks..can be bought at save alot for about 1.50 for twelve little packets. and tortillas are really easier than biscuits to make at home. and refried beans are nothing more than mashed pinto beans with the seasong.

      31. Anyone know where one could go to find out what exactly would happen to the outstanding balance on a mortgage if the dollar were to totally collapse?  I’ve searched online and can’t seem to get a real good feeling one way or another.

        I wouldn’t think they could demand it payable in a “new fiat currency” when everything I’ve read on my loan documents says payable in US Dollars.

      32. I could probably eat two at 2 am, not sure about seven. 

      33. Do you have T-Mobile or AT&T LTD? 

      34. @ BJ… Have you check on youtube for how to videos on the model that you have?  If not… maybe you can make a video requesting for into on whow it operates.

        I agree with BJ… know one know’s what this guys personal situation was before this occurance.  I’m not condoning his actions… just trying to understand what caused them. 

        It’s scenarios like this one that fuels the fire for the government to confiscate weaspons.  More gun laws and regulations on the way childrens…

      35. LTD- There is no reliable info on what would happen as far as paying a mortgage after a currency collapse. At least not in amerika. We have no real precedence to look at.
         I’m assuming you mean something along these lines:
        My mortgage payment is $800/month. Prices on everything have skyrocketed but so have my wages. I’m paying 500 a gallon for gas but, hey, my pay is now 1500 per hr. Can I still pay 800 of these worthless FRNs a month? Or maybe just pay the entire note off since it’s only a couple weeks pay?
         My guess would be-probably not. In a situation like that the banksters would lose big time. (now worthless paper paying off billions in debt thereby transfering title to real property in exchange for practically nothing) No matter what happens the banksters aint gonna lose. Most likely they’d have the politicians they own make a few new laws to retroactively index the mortgage to inflation. Regardless of what’s in your contract. Or they’d require you to pay in “new” currency after it is introduced. The only examples I know of for such a currency crash scenario are in foreign countries. Not sure how all the details worked out but I do know the poor and middle class did not end up owning lots of property bought with a worthless/crashed currency.  Probably several of the readers here could provide better and more detailed information. Good luck. -Okie

      36. Burrito and guns are the glaring clues that this biped wasn’t a European American or Japanese responding to a price increase.
        Keep it in perspective. Things are difficult now, but not catastrophic. Just wait ’till TSHF and there is real desperation. If this is the genetic cultural response over a mere $3.50, what will 30 million mestizo ‘heart surgeons’ occupying America do when it blasts the blades.

      37. anonymous6.8 is dead on! You don’t point a gun at the vendor who can’t run a successful business because inflation eats at his profits. You drive your piece of sh*t car up to the federal reserve (also a private company) and point your gun in that direction!

        Obviously this guy has issues… no one orders that many burrito’s without the thought of suicide!

      38. “People like this should be eliminated by a swat sniper, as a lesson to the other savages ready to run rampant. ”
        I see there’s at least ONE person here who can’t WAIT for the police state.

      39. Dboy,
        that’s EXACTLY what I was thinking.
        And Cynical Optimist, I agree with you. As far as the radio goes, it gets great reviews everywhere, which made me feel worse. But after talking to the guy at Radio Shack, I am thinking these reviews were made by people who already had a good operating understanding of shortwave, SSB and air radios. The man said he has had many people bring back Grundig radios disappointed due to the lack of specific instructions in the manual.

      40. @BJ
        Instead of coming on this site and pissing on everyone who has an opinion about something why not just ask for help?  There are plenty of people that post here regularly that know about shortwave/ham radios and we would have told you that you would be wasting your money on that Grundig rig you bought for $30.
        Save up and get a Sony ICF-SW7600GR.
        Details on Mac’s great post in Sep 2010..

      41. not sure how I did that Jeff, and if I did, that specifically surely wasn’t my intention.
        And no offense but this ain’t a site I would come to for “right now” advice, this isn’t a thread style forum with PM’s or email options. In  fact the email notification doesn’t work anymore, which makes communication with others on here even slower unless you have time to stay parked here at this one site all day.
        I wasn’t really bringing the gripe about the radio here for that specific purpose, just came out cause when I don’t understand something I think I should understand I tend to get a tad moody and can get a little on the pity pot. And like I said every where I went the reviews on Grundigs are real good.
        Any way thanks for the link, I’ll take a look and maybe in a few months for my 40th, if I am working I’ll buy myself a nice B day present.

      42. @BJ
        All good points in your post.  I got too much blow back from your postings and probably over reacted.  Not like me really.  Not sure why Mac shut off the email notifications but I did notice that too.
        Listen… I looked through your posts and didnt see you specify the model of that rig until this last post.  If you got a $400 rig for $30 you are the man and should invest the time to figure that bad boy out.  It’s probably like anything else, if you don’t poke at it every day you will have a hard time making progress.  Best of luck.

      43. Thanks again Jeff for the link. Good article and good information. I think someone a while back posted some info to me about the Sony and the Sangean that SHTF article listed as well for 211.00. I just don’t have it right now and I made an impulse buy the other day on the 30$ clearance Grundig at Radio Shack out of impatience and some desperation.
        What is meant by the references I see to black swans?
        And I see the writer of the article suggested to NOT become licensed in HAM, which I understand and totally agree with. My question is how do you learn and take the classes and not get licensed? I guess you don’t have to take the test after the classes huh?

      44. Jeff, It was the Grundig 6G model. It was originally around $100. When we took it back today and told the guy why d\we didn’t like it he said that actually many have complained about the manuals for Grundigs…….I hope he was telling the truth, made me feel a tiny bit better about my self  🙂

      45. Great comments all- but getting back to the original article: The guy at the taco bell is too stupid to see the price increase on the menu, cant do simple math, then loses his cool and points a weapon at somebody over an extra $3.50?
        Yeah it was just an air gun but you can’t always tell at first glance. I’ll bet that most on this site would have immediately ventilated the idiot with a few .357 or larger holes, then determined what type of gun he actually had. Then he pointed one of the guns at the cops? I’d say he’s VERY lucky he didn’t get his brainless head blown off. This was Texas after all. How stupid can one guy be?
        “would you like fries and a couple years in jail with that?” Fifty cents more for a crummy burrito is NOT the tipping point into revolution. Is that supposed to be our rallying cry: Hey Hey, Ho, Ho,   Overpriced Burritos Got To Go!

      46. The reality is as prices increase there will be some feedback from consumers. This guy was obviously just f*ing around and now is in trouble–moron.
        For the most part people will adjust and buy less or elsewhere and they will accommodate the long as it is is easier to accept. When the change is quick and very noticeable you will have issues. Most of our society is already on the edge, they are getting squeezed by employers(or lack of funds due to no jobs) by their government(who seems to be taking from them and giving to the rich) and by the feeling of always being screwed and not being able to do anything about it. Traditionally this has been diffused with violent entertainment and substance abuse-ie alcohol. However moving forward as the economy will most likely contract and the new “depression” the credit contraction takes hold we are in for some tough times. The best thing to do is to prepare and stay aware, pay attention to public reaction to policy and monetary reform (this will be muted as most people are too busy eating and shopping), this is an early indicator of what will occur in the future but magnified x1000 in protest and violence. The current economic policy will effect the average person in 6-9 months, this is when the real outrage will be demonstrated. The Gov. knows this as do the Police dept., this is why they are stocking up on riot gear and bringing in crowd control measures. You want to know what the future holds, look at your local Police Dept. spending–what are they buying? Guns, tear gas, trucks and microwave crowd dispersers–what are they gearing up for?

        the funny part is “”your taxes”” are paying for Barry’s”” bum boy”” “”” reggie love!!!!””
        His quote unquote – GAY PERSONAL TRAINER – maseuse!!! lol ;0) your all morons and your living a lie! Keep payin’ your taxes – Reggie needs a raise!!! lol ;0)

      48. GA Mom, stop listening to Glenn Beck. It was the unions and community organizations that imploded the economy and took down Lehman Brothers? Really?
        It wasn’t the high price of oil, the stagnating wages, and the housing bust? I suppose these groups were responsible for that?
        I say take down JP Morgan Chase. Take down Goldman Sachs. Take down any blood-sucking useless corporation that stole tax dollars to give themselves bonuses and record profits. We’d be a lot better off without them all.
        Let everything go up in smoke. I am tired of this charade.

      49. LTD… Unless you have a clause in your mortgage agreement that states it can convert to a new currency, haven’t seen one of those yet, then they have to take payment in dollars.
        To understand the consequences of a collapsed currency, wages are usually the last thing to catch up to hyperinflation, especially for the middle class on down. It’s usually the cost of food and energy that wipe people out before they have anything left to pay off  a mortgage. But, hyperinflation and collapse of the currency is always devestating for creditors. Problem is, even if you pay off your mortgage, you’ll probably loose your house to prop taxes after your house gets assesed to a couple $trillion right before the currency change. And as what happens now, the same bank who you had your mortgage with will probably be the one buying your house at the tax auction. 
        Of couse, it’s all speculation, but mortgages becoming worthless, especially fixed rate mortgages , seems to be the end result . Of course, don’t forget the fact that the US gov is currently backing about 97% of all outstanding mortgages, so who knows what they would pull.

      50. NWO U.N. Blue NAFTA DHS – COP KILLER
        Bye Bye American Pie!
        I shot and killed a NWO U.N. blue Cop with my .45 semi-auto black glock today… a Disabled, Homeless, Cold and Hungry Veteran… I deserve more  than this… now I live beneath a bridge… why? why? why?
        I had done my time… stood my watch upon the wall; a Gaurdian of Liberty… now a cop killer?  Running from the Law… why? why? why?
        The false NWO IMF homo druggy prostitute barry soetoro- a.k.a illegal president Barack Obama and AIPAC israeli jew controlled U.S. congress… stopped my Social Security check the other day… on april 8th, 2011… they broke america’s piggy bank… gave away the pennies to the banks and told me “sorry” none for you! You are Many! And We are Few… MORE FOR US! None for You!
        I am a Disabled Veteran… I once Served My Country with Honor and Pride.
        I killed a NWO U.N. blue NAFTA DHS Cop Today… why? why? why?
         I had robbed the local Korean corner store… while the radio on the shelf played “Bye Bye American Pie”…  I’d only pocketed a milk, hot pocket and a pie… ran by the screaming korean clerk for the open sky… hopped on my ex neighbors kids pink huffy bike… peddling in a craze… hauling fast down the lane… making my one handed get away… thinking “bye bye american pie”… smiling in mirth… while with my other hand grabbing from my shirt, a half frozen Hot Pocket… then a crushed Moon Pie… shoved both gleefully in my mouth… I had gotten away … then I sweared “shit!”… it all dribbling down my beard… I thought; I shoulda done like Ben Bernanke… and taken more, more, more…
        Then down the way… my calves screaming in pain… I slowed down… a mistake… I’m screwed now… an NWO U.N. Blue NAFTA DHS Cop car pulled up behind, tires screeching… siren blaring , lights a twirling, screaming over the horn “PULL THE HELL OVER!”
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        And while the innocent child in me… kept asking… “why, why, why ?”… the newly found stone cold cop killer in me… didn’t bat an eye… I aimed an pulled the trigger BLAM  BLAM BLAM 1,2,3… right through the windshield… into the NWO U.N. blue NAFTA DHS Whore’s red screaming face!!!
        There I stood astride my pink huffy steed… staring dead pan at the car’s brown vinyl covered rear seat, red blood, white bone chips and grey pink brain matter splattered over it. Staring through the shattered windshield and GAPING red hole that had been a human face.
        Humming to myself “BYE BYE AMERICAN PIE”… thinking “I’m still Hungry!”
        author after note: Wake up America, there are foreign troops and american traitor troops under the United Nations blue Flag, NAFTA blue Patch and IMF Bank Control right now; at this very moment here on American, Canadian and Mexican soil. Just waiting for our Illegal President Obama to call MARTIAL LAW! Upon which time they will invade america and place you all; america under their U.N. NWO IMF military control. It’s either YOU or THEM!!! U.N. AGENDA 21 is here!!!
        NOW is the time to…
        Talk to family and friends…
        They are not here to protect you! They are here to disarm you – “Punish and Enslave!”
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        … spread the word.

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