NBC Philly – Workers at a Philadelphia Taco Bell were fired after a man accused them of beating him and his girlfriend in an unprovoked attack that was captured on video.
Joe Boback told NBC10 he was visiting the Taco Bell restaurant on 11th and Chestnut streets back on Feb. 24 around 10 p.m. Boback said he and other customers were waiting about 45 minutes for their food, causing some of them to complain. Boback’s roommate, as well as her boyfriend, Bryan Reese, 38, then arrived at the Taco Bell to pick him up.
Reese told NBC10 he was waiting with Boback inside the restaurant when six to seven Taco Bell employees suddenly jumped over the counter and attacked him…Boback told NBC10 that Reese’s girlfriend tried to stop them. That’s when a worker held her down while another beat her.
“It was such a blur because it was so traumatic to see my two friends get beat up for no reason,” Boback said. “It was complete chaos.”
So first off, let’s start with the good news: All the scumbag employees in that video have already been fired.
The bad news? Well from the looks of it, it would appear that not only did these people end up getting attacked by those Taco Bell employees after waiting 45 minutes for their order, but they didn’t even get their food in the end. I mean I’m sure they’ll likely get hooked up with some free TB once this whole thing gets settled in court. But that’s besides the point.
You don’t go to Taco Bell at 10pm unless you are fucked up. And when you’re fucked up, the only thing that matters to you is food. So a couple free Cheesy Gordita Crunches at a later date simply won’t cut it. Because you were robbed of soaking up whatever toxins were in your body with Taco Bell that very night. I mean sure, some free food later will definitely be nice. But nothing can replace the taco bell that you were supposed to be enjoying at 10:08pm on February 24th when you needed it the most. And that’s the saddest part of this entire story.
If those Taco Bell employees were going to be scum of the Earth and attack these people for seemingly no reason, they least they could have done was give them their food on the way out. It’s called having common courtesy. And I honestly think that’s the part of this that is really going to come back to bite these employees in the ass once this goes to court. It’s going to be pretty damn difficult for a judge to go easy on them if they didn’t even have the decency to give these people the food they ordered and paid for after violently attacking them. It’s just not right.