Skip to comments.Man Stabbed for Mistaking Harmonicas for Tacos
Posted on 02/29/2012 11:02:42 AM PST by nickcarraway
Tacos are a delicious concoction of tortilla, meats and cheeses. Harmonicas are a bluesy free reed wind instrument. It is best to never mix the two up. The consequences could be dire.
Bruce Richard Hood, a 52-year-old resident of Sarasota County, seemed like a nice enough guy. He agreed to give a guy he met at a bar a lift home, and even agreed to stop at a Taco Bell so the man could get a bag of tacos.
The passenger's sobriety was not mentioned in later news reports, but apparently he was in a state where he easily mixed up tacos and harmonics. See, for reasons unknown Hood was keeping a bag of harmonicas in his car, and when the passenger got of the car at his home, he grabbed the bag of harmonicas and not the bag of tacos.
According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, that's when Hood snapped: The passenger told deputies that Hood got out of the car saying, "Give me my harmonicas."
Hood is accused of stabbing the other man in the wrist and chest.
The passenger told police that he might have grabbed the wrong bag, and the bags of tacos were later found sitting on the passenger seat floor of Hood's car.
Hood was charged with aggravated battery and remains in jail.
Understandably we have so many questions. Instead of pulling out a knife, why didn't Hood just say, "Hey, man, you took my harmonica bag and not your taco bag?" Why does he carry around a bag of harmonicas in the first place? Are harmonicas really worth stabbing someone over? Did the victim ever get to eat his tacos?
This is just the latest entry in WTFlorida epic to involve Taco Bell. Don't forget about the drunk man who called 911 because Taco Bell refused to serve him, or the guy who tried to use as a taco as his ID after his car caught fire in a Tace Bell drive-through.
Just proof that Taco’s make you crazy.
Well who hasn't carried a bag of harmonicas around in their car at one time or another.
What do they mean “For reasons unknown...”?
Doesn’t everybody keep a bag of harmonicas in their car?
I like my harmonicas with extra cheese!
Both the taco and the harmonica come in close contact with the mouth.
Harmonicas are far more crunchy, but much less tasty.
The music that comes from blowing through a taco is generally not that pleasing, but then neither is listening to old recordings of The Plasmatics.
Anyone who's ever owned a really nice harmonica wouldn't need to ask that question...
Have you ever been to Harmonica Bell?
Maybe “Give me my harmonicas!” can be the rallying cry of any group opposed to the government banning things.
Not as good as “Don’t taze me bro!” is for fascist tactics, but it could work.
As things are, the government could ban harmonicas because they tend to hold spit and thereby are vectors of contagious disease. In order to protect the public health, they may be banned.
Since the majority of folks don’t bother with harmonicas, such a law would go over w/o much complaint.
Sure, some folks would talk about liberty or what not, but nowhere in the constitution is there a right to harmonicas and if the majority votes to ban it, it shall be law!
This is why I only allow tuba’s in my car.
“Well who hasn’t carried a bag of harmonicas around in their car at one time or another.”
Well, maybe Mr. Hood was trying to protect himself from aliens (Obscure Twilight Zone reference to episode “Hocus-Pocus and Frisby”)
If carrying harmonicas in your car is wrong, I don’t EVER want to be right!
Bubba Clinton played the Whoremonica and nobody stabbed him.
And not one stray cat for miles and miles.
Beat me to it, by that much.
When harmonicas are outlawed, only outlaws will have harmonicas.
(In after 14 posts...wow!)
Since Bubba and whoreMonica I have developed an aversion to blue dresses.
That's funny.... I thought Whoremonica played him.
That’s funny.... I thought Whoremonica played him./
No, she played the flute.
My Hohner Marine Band ... cold dead fingers.
23 posts & no comment on the really bad writing in this article. Someone needs to go back to journalism school.
Doesnt everybody keep a bag of harmonicas in their car?
Me too, but I get in trouble for asking college-age girls to take them off.
I’m female so I don’t ask. I just don’t want the reminder. YUCK!
Dear Lord you are so right about that. I can't imagine an editor didn't send that back for a complete re-write.
He gets all involved as to why the bag of "harmonics" were in the car to begin with and brings up other "crimes" at Taco Bell recently that had nothing to do with this story.
You can't make it up.
I mistook a habanero for a harmonica and boy did my lips burn!
where I found the following headlines (I AM NOT MAKING THESE UP!!):
Lee County Deputies had received multiple reports of a man reportedly trying to lure woman and children to him by making animal noises. Once he got their attention he whipped out his animalhood and begin masturbating. Flores had reportedly even been hiding in bushes and sneaking around outside public beach showers while making the noises.No, it wasn't the same guy as with the butt plug.
There's enough material there for a week's worth of silly threads!
If you blow one instrument, you can blow thm all.
I second Martin’s vote.
Florida: America’s Diseased Appendix
"...And THAT'S the TRUTH!"
And now he’s got the blues
I tell ya, that misplacement of apostrophes make me crazy!
Is that a harmonica in your pocket or are you happy to see me?
DEAR NORTHERNERS AND VICTIMS OF NORTHERN AGGRESSION:
Also the guy from Maine.
THE REASON HARMONICA (”HARP”) PLAYERS CARRY MORE THAN ONE IS BECAUSE THERE ARE DIFFERENT HARPS FOR DIFFERENT MUSICAL KEYS.
If the boys are playing in F you reach down deep and pull out that Bb harp that smells like grandma’s dusty attic.
Note: if you have to ASK the key, just walk away.
Thank you for your time and attention.
I have three
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