A Letter to My Dog, Half Pint

This last year may have been the worst one of my life, but at least I've got the world's two greatest dogs by my side to help me stagger into 2018. Today's post features a letter to Half Pint. Benjamin will be getting a letter later this week--he'd never let me hear the end of it, otherwise. Also, this posts features a lot of short video clips of Half Pint being silly. Since I apparently can't do anything right these days, they are exclusively shot in vertical mode. Please accept my apologies (and cut me some friggin' slack).

Weird Crime: Taco Time of Terror

(photo @ Luhy Blog)

San Antonio, Texas`

On Monday, December 2, 2013, 28-year-old Alex Kramer had a hankering for some tacos. At approximately 2:30 PM, he decided to cure this craving by heading over to a local restaurant called Alondra de Jalisco.

After ordering and devouring six tacos, the waitress brought him the bill...which he refused to pay. But unlike most asshole customers who attempt to skip out on their tab, Alex didn't just get up and leave. Instead, he began to slide a large sword in and out of a black sheathe that he'd been carrying on his belt.

Now before we go any further, I'd like to bring up the one question that I haven't seen any of the linked news reports covering the incident ask: Why the heck was this guy let into the restaurant with a freaking sword?

That's not the type of thing you need to have the hostess pat down every guest to find. And before you say "They could have thought it was just a pretend sword," that's still no excuse. An adult male walking into your restaurant in the middle of the afternoon with what may or may not be a fake sword should still raise a few red flags.

Unless it's this guy. Then it's cool.

But I digress...the waitress did what any veteran server does when a customer goes completely psycho on them: She informed the patron that he was welcome to speak to the owner.

But before Alex got the chance to aggressively air his grievances, he decided to go out to his car, first. (Every report on the incident that I've read claims this was due to a telephone ringing, but unless you're trying to get back inside the Matrix, that doesn't really make sense).

The waitress wisely used this opportunity to lock the front door. Alex, who had managed to escape the restaurant where he'd refused to pay for his food, figured this was the perfect opportunity to wave his sword in front of the door while screaming that "someone would die" if his taco meal wasn't comped.

Alex eventually gave up and went home, where he was arrested the next day by the Bexar County police on a charge of aggravated robbery. He is currently residing in the Bexar County jail with a bond of $50,000.

The cruelest possible irony: If it had been taco night
 in the prison mess hall on his first day behind bars.

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