As I've mentioned in the past, I'm a Taco Bueno addict. Like most addictions, it started when I was young and hasn't got any better. In fact, it's worse than it's ever been. The Muchaco is the main culprit. It's my version of crack. Something about tasty fry bread topped with beef, beans, lettuce, cheese and tiny red things that resemble tomatoes just gets me going. When I'm eating one drenched in Bueno's signature salsa, I have no worries and feel like a methed-up Leonardo DiCaprio standing on the edge of the Titanic, but then an hour or so later the high goes away, and as sugar, salt and saturated fats attack my body, I end up rolling around on the floor in pain and agony wondering where it all went wrong, or where the next Muchaco lies.
Knowing all that, I totally understand why the woman pictured above – Savannah Shuman – went nuts at a Taco Bueno in Tulsa over the holiday weekend. Sometimes you just can't take it anymore.
A Mannford woman who was arrested after allegedly smashing up a Taco Bueno in west Tulsa reportedly told police she was having a bad day.
Police responded to a report of a man breaking the windows at the Taco Bueno, 7007 S. Peoria Ave., at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The caller, an employee at the restaurant, told them all the workers had evacuated the building, but the man was still trying to force his way inside.
Officers confronted the assailant, later identified as Savannah Caroline Shuman, 25, who was wearing a wig, according to police.
Shuman reportedly told police she was having a bad day. She was booked into the Tulsa Jail on complaint of malicious injury to property.
Police estimated the restaurant received thousands of dollars in damage.
She was having a bad day? Thank God she didn't get any food, otherwise she would have had an even worse night. It hasn't happened to me yet, but something tells me that eating a Mexi-Dips and Chips, Beef Muchaco and a Party Burrito and then going to jail doesn't end well.
In fact, I wonder why she attacked the store. Was she trying to get a quick fix, or was she simply taking out years of built up frustration? I've been tempted to do the same, especially to that awful location on 23rd and Penn, but always chicken potato burrito out at the end. I can see how that never-ending cycle of highs and lows can drive someone nuts. Hopefully this lady gets the help she needs.