(source) - A man who attempted to order food from a drive-through window while on his bike ended up being driven in a police car straight to jail. Gabriel Harris, 33, was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly getting into a fight with police at a Taco Bell in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Harris and a female friend rode up to the fast food restaurant on their bikes and attempted to order a meal at the drive-through window as it was closing.
When they were denied drive-through service because they were on bikes, Harris and his companion refused to leave, according to the Associated Press. Employees called 911 and when officers arrived at the Taco Bell, Harris was still on his bike near the menu speaker. As police were asking Harris to leave, one officer spotted a red Swiss Army knife on Harris’ belt loop and tried to reach for it. The suspect allegedly grabbed the officer’s wrist, which led to a tussle. Harris was wrestled to the ground and handcuffed, suffering a scraped forehead in the process, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Harris was booked into Volusia County Branch Jail and charged with resisting arrest with violence. He was released on $1,000 bond, but only after posing for his mug shot with a big frown.
So these cops are getting fired, right? Banished even. Do we still do banishment? Cus if it's an option then may these cops be banished immediately. You don't fuck with late night Taco Bell runs, guys. Check your Life Rulebook for once. "Early morning Sunday"? AKA late Saturday night? AKA fucked up out of your mind and inexplicably craving fast food mexican with the fury of a thousand winds? Yeah, if there's a Taco Bell in your near vicinity then you get there ASAP, regardless of your vehicular options*.
And arrested for "fighting a cop"? Dude, you grabbed at him and he reacted. Since when is having a Swiss army knife on your belt grounds for the popo to start laying hands? The whole thing stinks to high heaven, I tell you, and I for one am demanding further investigation. Starting with the assholes that work at that T-Bell. What, you guys have never had late night Cheesy Gordita Crunch munchies? Of course you have, that's probably why half of you took the job. You coulda picked any fast food joint to waste away in and you just happened upon the Bell? Yeah right. So don't act like you don't understand this guy's need. Bringing the authorities in here isn't just unnecessary, it's un-American. Resorting to the police to handle a poor lost soul in search of satisfying one of our nations greatest cravings is downright disgusting. Look at that man's face. You think that's manufactured sadness?... I hope you all sleep well after this. Losers.
P.S. The first place Gabriel goes after prison has to be Taco Bell, right? I mean I don't care what the circumstances are, that need for a Cheesy Gordita Crunch doesn't just go away.
P.P.S. Such a Florida hairstyle.
* Where do we land on going through the drive-thru any other way besides in a car? I'd say 99.9% of the time I'm completely against it. It violates drive thru etiquette and if you don't drive then you're a complete asshole who deserves to be thrown in the clink, but I think this has to be the exception. It's not like he was walking, that's 100% a no go every time. But drunk bicycling specifically to get to Taco Bell? That's just a straight "utilize what you got" situation and I'm for it... but seriously, walking through the drive-thru is such an ass douche move.