Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 70

Thread: "Incident" @ Taco Bell...

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    37

    "Incident" @ Taco Bell...



    I would like to know everyone's take on this....

    The wife and I had stopped by Taco Bell for some lunch. We were sitting at our table me taking my usual back to the wall so I can see the room and the entrance position. I noticed a young black male enter(let's call him Bob). Bob appeared to be 18-23 years old, wearing sagging blue jeans and baggy shirts(Yes Bob had on more than one). I took notice of Bob as I did everyone that entered.

    Bob got into line to order behind a couple that were in the process of ordering when about that time I needed to refill my drink. (BTW I was open carrying my Sig P226 9mm as I always do.) So, I got up to get a refill and I had to walk past the order line to get to the soda fountains. I past Bob with him on my strong side which put me on Bob's left side. Bob would have been able to see my firearm as soon as I got past him. I then filled my glass and as I turned around to go back by the order line with my beverage I noticed Bob was no were to be seen. I surveyed the restaurant and didn't see Bob. As, I proceeded back to my table I notice out the window that Bob had left the restaurant and was proceeding on foot down the road at what appeared to be a hurried pace. (not running, but walking rather fast.)

    My thought was who enters a fast food restaurant, gets in line to "order" and then leaves?? Were the tacos more expensive than Bob thought? Did my OC have anything to do with Bob's decision to dine elsewhere? Did Bob have an ulterior motive for being in the Taco Bell?

    I guess I'll never know, but it did seem weird to both me and my wife(who carries concealed) that Bob would enter get in line then decide to leave right after I walked past him with my firearm on my side.

    What are your thoughts??


  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Big D
    Posts
    1,059
    Maybe, maybe not. I did that the other day when I realized that I had forgotten my wallet when I changed pants before leaving the house.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Kent, Washington, USA
    Posts
    2,048
    It's really impossible to say. You can sit there and run a million theories through your head, and set yourself on the one that sounds the best.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    396
    I wonder if it had something to do with wearing two shirts. Not sure what the connection is but since it was important enough to include in the story there must have something meaningful in regards to those shirts don't you think?

    Maybe Bob suddenly felt overly warm and uncomfortable and decided he should go back home and remove one of those shirts?

    Maybe Bob noticed someone staring at his shirts, also noticed the person was armed and then suddenly got a hunch that possibly his shirts could become an issue and he remembered he had left his legal firearm at home. He may have went to retrieve his arm just in case he came in contact with someone who was interested in relieving him of one or more of his shirts?

    It could be that he meant to put a less valuable shirt on top just in case he dripped taco sauce onto it. While in line he suddenly realizes that the outside shirt was one of his most favorite of his collection so he decided to go somewhere more appropriate to take his shirts off and rearrange them in a more favorable way so when he eats, he doesn't get a stain on the one he likes more?

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Kent, Washington, USA
    Posts
    2,048
    Quote Originally Posted by MK View Post
    I wonder if it had something to do with wearing two shirts. Not sure what the connection is but since it was important enough to include in the story there must have something meaningful in regards to those shirts don't you think?

    Maybe Bob suddenly felt overly warm and uncomfortable and decided he should go back home and remove one of those shirts?

    Maybe Bob noticed someone staring at his shirts, also noticed the person was armed and then suddenly got a hunch that possibly his shirts could become an issue and he remembered he had left his legal firearm at home. He may have went to retrieve his arm just in case he came in contact with someone who was interested in relieving him of one or more of his shirts?

    It could be that he meant to put a less valuable shirt on top just in case he dripped taco sauce onto it. While in line he suddenly realizes that the outside shirt was one of his most favorite of his collection so he decided to go somewhere more appropriate to take his shirts off and rearrange them in a more favorable way so when he eats, he doesn't get a stain on the one he likes more?
    A likely hypothesis.

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Fairborn, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    13,063
    There is no conclusion to draw. Although, there is likely one that leaps to everyone's mind. But the story should make us wonder if there haven't been hundreds or thousands of Bobs who actually did have nefarious intent, but changed their minds upon seeing a firearm on a citizen's hip.

    The only case I know of where the perps were fool enough to admit their intent, was the one at the Waffle House in Kennesaw, GA, where the BGs were motivated to leave by some well-placed and well-filled holsters.

    As far as conclusions go, the only one I can come up with is that Bob is a palindrome.

  7. #7
    Regular Member Nevada carrier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    The Epicenter of Freedom
    Posts
    1,297
    My theory is this, Since many people are more included to think that OCers are cops, bob ay not have been planning any crime, but may have unresolved warrants, parole or probation violations, etc. That, or he changed his mind about what he wanted to eat.

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Kent, Washington, USA
    Posts
    2,048
    Gangster Bob.

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Urban Skeet City, Alabama
    Posts
    897
    Too much Taco Bell and the bathrooms were too filthy for his tastes.
    It takes a village to raise an idiot.

  10. #10

  11. #11
    Regular Member paramedic70002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Franklin, VA, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,448
    Bob either had warrants, or a phobia of police and/or guns.

    This is the only negative I think of when I OC. Some drugged up thug sees me armed and decides to "shoot that pig before he gets me."
    "Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18

    Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
    Paramedics With Guns Scare People!

  12. #12
    Regular Member buster81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,461
    Perhaps Bob realized that eating at Taco Bell was bad for him and went to eat with Jared at Subway.

  13. #13
    Regular Member xenophon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    316
    Bob had warrants.

  14. #14
    Regular Member Resto Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    right here
    Posts
    186
    So tell us what the incident was.

  15. #15
    Regular Member CDT COX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    281
    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Bob either had warrants, or a phobia of police and/or guns.

    This is the only negative I think of when I OC. Some drugged up thug sees me armed and decides to "shoot that pig before he gets me."
    in b4 the "please cite one case of this"

  16. #16
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Urban Skeet City, Alabama
    Posts
    897
    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Bob either had warrants, or a phobia of police and/or guns.

    This is the only negative I think of when I OC. Some drugged up thug sees me armed and decides to "shoot that pig before he gets me."
    It's called fight or flight for a reason. But why would a wanted person knowingly kill when it's possible to simply escape without the "undercover" knowing he was there? Granted, there is that .00001% whackjob out there...

    Some folks say this is a good reason to buy and wear a vest. I don't disagree.
    It takes a village to raise an idiot.

  17. #17
    Regular Member celticredneck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Amelia County, virginia
    Posts
    169
    While I do not like the gansta style of dress, Bob was doing nothing wrong. He is as much within his rights to dress that way as you were to be carrying your Sig. Perhaps the line was too long and Bob had to get back to work. There could be thousands of reasons. Without anything occurring, or without Bob being here and saying why he left there is no way to explain why.Perhaps the line was too long and Bob had to get back to work.There could be thousands of reasons

  18. #18
    Regular Member William Fisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Oxford, Ohio
    Posts
    238
    Maybe when Bob saw the gun (if he saw it) he thought "OH CRAP, crazy white guy". While we talk about what ifs, whats and assuming. Did you have suspicions before Bob left? Did you really need a refill or did you want Bob to see you were armed? Now I more then likely would have been suspicious of Bob also (maybe some bigotry on my part), but I think I would have sat there and observed and waited to get my drink. I wasn't there though and may have full well done the same as you did.

  19. #19
    Regular Member Red Dawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Eastern VA, with too many people
    Posts
    404

    Cool

    IF Ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a merry Christmas.
    The Second Amendment is in place
    in case the politicians ignore the others

    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone

  20. #20
    Regular Member paramedic70002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Franklin, VA, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,448
    Quote Originally Posted by CDT COX View Post
    in b4 the "please cite one case of this"
    No cite. This is what we call an opinion, or a fear, or a hypothetical scenario. I will however tell you that I have lost count of the number of times I have been accused of being an LEO when I was wearing a uniform - of a different color and style entirely that the local LEOs, with a different patch, carrying scissors instead of a gun - while working as a Paramedic. I have also been mistaken for a store clerk. Go figure.
    "Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18

    Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
    Paramedics With Guns Scare People!

  21. #21
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Valhalla, Indiana, USA
    Posts
    351
    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    I will however tell you that I have lost count of the number of times I have been accused of being an LEO when I was wearing a uniform - of a different color and style entirely that the local LEOs, with a different patch, carrying scissors instead of a gun - while working as a Paramedic. I have also been mistaken for a store clerk. Go figure.
    +1

  22. #22
    Regular Member William Fisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Oxford, Ohio
    Posts
    238
    Quote Originally Posted by Claytron View Post
    maybe he heard that taco bell is in hot water because their "beef" only contains 36% ground beef, 4% less than the required 40%

    bob could care less about the added malto dextrin, its the -4% that screws up his bottom line.
    MALTO DEXTRIN?? AWE MAN! I thought it was the monosodium glutamate we had to worry about.

  23. #23
    Regular Member Phoenix David's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Glendale, Arizona, USA
    Posts
    629
    Quote Originally Posted by Claytron View Post
    maybe he heard that taco bell is in hot water because their "beef" only contains 36% ground beef, 4% less than the required 40%

    bob could care less about the added malto dextrin, its the -4% that screws up his bottom line.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theloo...-actually-beef
    Last edited by Phoenix David; 01-26-2011 at 06:32 PM.
    Freedom is a bit like sex, when your getting it you take it for granted, when you're not you want it bad, other people get mad at you for having it and others want to take it away from you so only they have it.

  24. #24
    Regular Member marionmedic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Marion, Mississippi, USA
    Posts
    97
    Quote Originally Posted by xenophon View Post
    Bob had warrants.
    I second this.

    "Bob" thought you were the po-po, and has warrants.
    What part of "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" is so hard to understand ???


    James: Ain't this a little showy, Pa? I mean with the guns out an' all?

    Big Jake: James, don't be fooled. They all know what's in this box, and they all want it. what we're doin' with this audacious DISplay is tellin' 'em they can't have it. Who knows, we may be savin' some poor miscreant soul's life this way.

    www.dixieleather.com - www.dixiepreparedness.org

  25. #25
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Urban Skeet City, Alabama
    Posts
    897
    Wow, this thread has completely degenerated....
    It takes a village to raise an idiot.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •