Don’t do that, says police department. 

By Tim Nelson
June 05, 2019
Courtesy of Taco Bell

As its name implies, Taco Bell pretty much has one job: sell tacos. Though novelty items may come and go, hard and soft shell tacos are the backbone of everyone’s favorite budget Mexican eatery. 

So what should you do if you encounter a frightening and frankly dangerous situation where a Taco Bell is out of both soft and hard taco shells? Apparently, you’re NOT supposed to call the police. That’s at least according to the Slidell, Louisiana Police Department’s Facebook page after an alarmed fast food fan was felt they had no choice but to call the cops on Taco Bell. 

Tactfully, Slidell PD acknowledged the horror of the situation while simultaneously explaining the limits of their jurisdiction as it applies to taco-related matters. “While this is truly a travesty, the police can’t do anything about this,” the post reads. “Hopefully, they are replenished in time for Taco Tuesday! [taco emoji] [cop emoji]”

It’s worth pointing out that this is hardly the first time that the authorities have been contacted in an effort to right fast food-related wrongs. One Michigan five-year-old recently dialed 911 to dispatch some McDonald’s, and a Canadian women called the cops in 2016 to complain of a lack of cheese on her pizza

Luckily, no tacos or Slidell-area Taco Bell employees were arrested or harmed in this case, and hopefully any issues with the supply chain have been resolved. 

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