Friday, September 16, 2011

Man Calls 911 Because Taco Bell Won't Serve Him

Terry Lynn Kimbell called the cops.
Terry Lynn Kimbell was arrested.
That's Terry Lynn Kimbell in the above photo.

It all happened outside a Taco Bell around 12:00 a.m. after a night of drinking.
The 50-year-old Floridian walked up to the drive-through window, he was a hungry drunk man, and employees refused to serve him because wasn't in a car.
Taco Bell has a no-car, no-food policy for the drive through.

It was then Mr. Kimbell put on his thinking cap and called 911.

Here's the 911 call transcript:

911: "Largo emergency."
Kimbell: "It's not an emergency. However, can you -- can you put me through to dispatch? I'm at the Taco Bell, and I walked in, and I left my car on purpose, so I wouldn't drink and drive. I walked up, they wouldn't serve me. So, I'm at the Taco Bell at 137th and Walsingham and I just want some tacos. That's it."

Rather than simply hanging up on Kimbell, the police operator investigated deeper into the matter.

911: "What are the employees saying?"
Kimbell: "You can't walk up, you've got to drive up. You got a get a DUI to get a taco. I got the munchies and I walked a quarter mile from here. Are you going to help me out or do I have to get arrested to get home? You know what I'm saying?"

911: "Well, we're not going to take you home."
Kimbell: "I want you to call the manager at the Taco Bell."

It was right about then that police charged Kimbell with misuse of the 911 system. He was released Wednesday afternoon.