Taco Bell customer calls 911 to report fight with staff, but gets arrested by Rocky River Police instead (911 audio)

Rocky River Police say report of a fight between Taco Bell staff member and customer was ‘unsubstantiated’
Published: Jun. 4, 2019 at 9:00 PM EDT
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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (WOIO) - To his surprise, a disgruntled Taco Bell customer found himself in the back of a police car after calling 911 to report he had been threatened by an employee over an order.

“I came back inside because my order was incorrect. One of the associates became extremely hostile and threatened to jump over the counter and fight me,” said the customer to a Rocky River police dispatcher. "The manager seems to not be doing anything about it. I feel in fear for my life. I have three kids with me in the car, I have my fiancee. It’s a very unstable environment right now...He said he’s going to jump over the counter and, quote, ‘F*** me up.’ "

As police investigated on Saturday afternoon, they found out the 30-year-old customer had missed two court appearances relating to a speeding ticket and that a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Police took the man into custody, and his report was deemed “unsubstantiated” by police after witnesses couldn’t confirm a heated exchange had actually taken place at the Center Ridge Road fast food joint.

Despite the customer fearing for his life, no one was injured, and no one else was arrested.

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