Foodtrucks, Firearms, & You:
Taco Tuesday Terror?!?!

A Woman Shoots Her Boyfriend Over a Cold Taco

Pictured: A taco sold by a food truck in Texas

Have you ever been to a restaurant and ordered food expecting it to come out hot? Then when the food arrives it’s cold and disappointing? The common reaction to receiving cold food is to send it back to the kitchen. Well what if they refuse to reheat it or make you a new plate? It might be frustrating, you could get mad, but how would you react?

A woman in Houston, Texas was in this exact situation when she visited a taco truck with her boyfriend. She received a cold taco that they refused to heat up.  She quickly became furious. So much so that she pulled out a gun. Her boyfriend tried his best to calm her down but failed. She shot him. It’s unclear if it happened on purpose because she was so mad or on accident during the struggle of calming her down.

The boyfriend didn’t suffer any fatal wounds and the taco truck employee remained untouched. It is also unclear if the boyfriend pressed charges against his girlfriend or if she was banned from the taco truck.



1. What types of charges could this woman face if this incident happened Nevada?

2. How would this case be different legally (if at all) if the taco truck employee was the one that got shot?

3. How would the consequences and charges change if the shooting was on purpose, rather than an accident?

Be sure to provide full explanations for your answers.  For more details, you can read the article this piece was sourced from here:


Contributed by Saralynn Lindsay

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