If there’s one thing that millennials love, it’s Taco Bell. Many a meme has expressed the generation’s love for cheesy gordita crunches, $1 breakfast bowls, and other inexpensive fast-food South-of-the-border delights.
But when you deny a millennial their Taco Bell fix, you better watch out. As shown by one Massachusetts man, the consequences can be dangerous — and mildly ridiculous.
Late one evening, 33-year-old Derrick C. LaForest approached the Pittsfield, MA Taco Bell drive-thru in his vehicle. When he pulled up to the window and no one answered, he began repeatedly honking his horn. According to a staff member, LaForest “laid on the horn for at least two minutes” before someone went outside and told him that the establishment was closed for the evening.
In a fit of rage, LaForest sped through the drive-thru lane, accelerating through the parking lot at dangerously high speeds. Finally, he hit a curb, causing him to lose control of his car. Ultimately, LaForest and his vehicle smashed into a former TD Bank ATM.
LaForest’s car was totaled, and Taco Bell employees had to pull his unconscious body from the wreck.. Luckily, the airbag of the car deployed, and there were no lasting injuries save a cut over his eye.
According to the Berkshire Eagle, LaForect was arrested after claiming he had “no idea” how he lost control of his car. Ultimately, the thwarted taco lover was arrested on charges of vandalism and reckless driving. He was released on $500 bail.
It looks like LaForest might be one of the 75% of Gen Y individuals accounting for all cars purchased by 2020! Let’s hope that by then he learns to control his temper when his beloved fast-food restaurant is closed for the evening.