Man Stabbed for Mistaking Harmonicas for Tacos
Tacos are a delicious concoction of tortilla, meats and cheeses. Harmonicas are a bluesy free-reed wind instrument. It is best to never mix the two up. The consequences could be dire.
Bruce Richard Hood, a 52-year-old resident of Sarasota County, seemed like a nice enough guy. He agreed to give a guy he met at a bar a lift home, and even agreed to stop at a Taco Bell so the man could get a bag of tacos.
The passenger's sobriety was not mentioned in later news reports, but apparently he was in a state where he easily mixed up tacos and harmonics. See, for reasons unknown Hood was keeping a bag of harmonicas in his car, and when the passenger got of the car at his home, he grabbed the bag of harmonicas and not the bag of tacos.
The passenger told deputies that Hood got out of the car saying, "Give me my harmonicas."
Hood is accused of stabbing the other man in the wrist and chest.
The passenger told police that he might have grabbed the wrong bag, and the bags of tacos were later found sitting on the passenger seat floor of Hood's car.
Hood was charged with aggravated battery and remains in jail.
Understandably we have so many questions. Instead of pulling out a knife, why didn't Hood just say, "Hey, man, you took my harmonica bag and not your taco bag?" Why does he carry around a bag of harmonicas in the first place? Are harmonicas really worth stabbing someone over? Did the victim ever get to eat his tacos?
This is just the latest entry in WTFlorida epic to involve Taco Bell. Don't forget about the drunk man who called 911 because Taco Bell refused to serve him, or the guy who tried to use as a taco as his ID after his car caught fire in a Tace Bell drive-through.
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