Nobody Steals $1.2 Million in Fajitas And Lives To Tell About It

Screen Shot 2018-04-23 at 4.37.50 PM

God, fajitas are so good. I remember growing up, every time we’d be at a restaurant when they would being out the sizzling fajita skillet, the person who ordered them would be the king of the room. All eyes would follow whomever was carrying the fajitas to the table, and that person knew everyone was instantly regretting not ordering the fajitas. I think I ordered chicken fajitas at pretty much every restaurant, every single time we went out to eat, from the ages of 12 to 23. Unless we went to the Olive Garden, of course, where I would usually get the chicken scampi, aka the fajitas of Italy. So do I blame this man for stealing $1.2 million in fajitas?

I think you already know that answer:

NBC News- A Texas man who plead guilty to stealing more than $1.2 million in fajitas while acting as a public servant has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Gilberto Escamilla, 53, was employed at the Darrel B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center in San Benito, Texas, until August 2017 — when it was discovered that he had been placing orders for fajitas using county funds and then selling them for his own profit since December 2008, according to Cameron County Court filings.

When sentenced on Friday, Escamilla was also served with the maximum fine of $10,000 on top of the $1,251,578.72 he was ordered to pay back for the cost of the fajitas, officials said.


You might remember when this story broke in October, and now he has been convicted and sentenced to 50 years in prison. Which is exactly what he should have gotten, because nobody is above the fajita game. You don’t get to steal $1.2 million in fajitas, sell them for profit, and live to see another day of sunlight. NO SIR. We don’t live in a country where our brave men and women fighting each day for our freedoms want the great citizens of this nation to be deprived of delicious sizzling peppers and onions with a side of sour cream, cheese, and guacamole. So 50 years in prison for 10 years of stealing one of the greatest foods to ever cross our palates? Fair.