posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 04:30 PM
I'd like to see the security camera footage of the drive-through or other areas covered by surveillance devices. What transpired before he "passed
out"? How does one drive to Taco Bell and get into the drive-thru only to suddenly fall asleep so soundly that one cannot be awakened? Is there any
backstory about where the victim was prior to his final journey to the location where he met his end?
One member mentioned Narcolepsy, and I suppose that is a possible explanation. The gun on the lap, though, it's more difficult to play devil's
advocate with that- really no excuse. If he "needed" a weapon so badly that he had to keep one on his lap, fully loaded or not, he probably shouldn't
have risked getting a Cheezy Bean & Rice Burrito with Extra Creamy Jalapeno Sauce. I don't want to be judgmental, but the reality is that I can't
help but feel that the guy MOST LIKELY was quite stupid in addition to being intoxicated.
I tend to agree with others that have stated that the show of force that was used against this guy while he was comatose was beyond ridiculous. I'd
like to give the cops the benefit of the doubt, but can't say that I think they should "get away" with this without being (at very least) demoted to a
position where they are not permitted to carry a firearm, perhaps answering phones for the non-emergency 911 line. They could have evacuated and
cordoned off the area, brought in SWAT, maybe even a ROBOT to open the door and grab the gun.
Did the cops ask for any advice from higher up the chain of command? This doesn't strike me as one of those situations where they had to make split
second decisions, they probably at least had time to get everybody out of there and still have him surrounded/covered but be at a reasonably safe
distance to wait until SWAT arrived.
The town where this happened has a very high crime rate, in fact it is 2nd only to Oakland for murder rate. There probably could have been police
armed with scoped rifles on scene in no time.