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Man Stabbed for Mistaking Harmonicas for Tacos
Miami New Times ^ | Wed., Feb. 29 2012 | Kyle Munzenrieder

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.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: floriduh; napl

1 posted on 02/29/2012 11:02:44 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Just proof that Taco’s make you crazy.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 11:06:30 AM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Jack Burton007

Man there used to be some great tacos and burritos served at a little place in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the early 1970’s.

Can’t remember the place’s name, but wow.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 11:10:11 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: nickcarraway
Why does he carry around a bag of harmonicas in the first place

Well who hasn't carried a bag of harmonicas around in their car at one time or another.

4 posted on 02/29/2012 11:10:17 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: nickcarraway

What do they mean “For reasons unknown...”?

Doesn’t everybody keep a bag of harmonicas in their car?


5 posted on 02/29/2012 11:11:26 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: nickcarraway

I like my harmonicas with extra cheese!


6 posted on 02/29/2012 11:11:26 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: nickcarraway

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.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 11:12:53 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway
Are harmonicas really worth stabbing someone over?

Anyone who's ever owned a really nice harmonica wouldn't need to ask that question...

8 posted on 02/29/2012 11:13:27 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

Have you ever been to Harmonica Bell?


9 posted on 02/29/2012 11:15:51 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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!


10 posted on 02/29/2012 11:21:28 AM PST by fruser1
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To: nickcarraway

This is why I only allow tuba’s in my car.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 11:25:14 AM PST by bramps (Newt is the one)
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To: from occupied ga; nickcarraway

“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”)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hocus-Pocus_and_Frisby


12 posted on 02/29/2012 11:28:31 AM PST by Levante
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To: nickcarraway

If carrying harmonicas in your car is wrong, I don’t EVER want to be right!


13 posted on 02/29/2012 11:29:45 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: nickcarraway

Bubba Clinton played the Whoremonica and nobody stabbed him.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 11:34:48 AM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: F15Eagle
there used to be some great tacos and burritos served at a little place in Stillwater...

And not one stray cat for miles and miles.

15 posted on 02/29/2012 11:35:28 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: mardi59

Beat me to it, by that much.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 11:38:47 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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To: nickcarraway

When harmonicas are outlawed, only outlaws will have harmonicas.

(In after 14 posts...wow!)


17 posted on 02/29/2012 11:41:03 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: mardi59

18 posted on 02/29/2012 11:43:03 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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To: WakeUpAndVote; mardi59

19 posted on 02/29/2012 11:53:29 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

LOL

Since Bubba and whoreMonica I have developed an aversion to blue dresses.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 11:54:41 AM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: mardi59
"Bubba Clinton played the Whoremonica and nobody stabbed him."

That's funny.... I thought Whoremonica played him.

21 posted on 02/29/2012 12:05:01 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

That’s funny.... I thought Whoremonica played him./

No, she played the flute.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 12:14:39 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: nickcarraway

My Hohner Marine Band ... cold dead fingers.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 12:17:44 PM PST by tumblindice (Nuke Hollywood from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.)
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To: nickcarraway

23 posts & no comment on the really bad writing in this article. Someone needs to go back to journalism school.


24 posted on 02/29/2012 12:29:29 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: WayneS

Doesn’t everybody keep a bag of harmonicas in their car?


Actually, if I am to ride with you, I would much prefer your carrying a bag of harmonicas for a year or so as to your having carryied a bag of tacos for the same period.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 1:09:03 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) Don't ask me to steal FOR you and chances are pretty good I won't steal FROM you.)
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To: nickcarraway; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...


26 posted on 02/29/2012 1:09:15 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mardi59
Since Bubba and whoreMonica I have developed an aversion to blue dresses.

Me too, but I get in trouble for asking college-age girls to take them off.

27 posted on 02/29/2012 1:20:08 PM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JRios1968

LOL

I’m female so I don’t ask. I just don’t want the reminder. YUCK!


28 posted on 02/29/2012 1:27:28 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: Twotone
23 posts & no comment on the really bad writing in this article

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.

29 posted on 02/29/2012 3:01:15 PM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: F15Eagle

I mistook a habanero for a harmonica and boy did my lips burn!


30 posted on 02/29/2012 3:16:47 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

lol - well that was some fine-tasting cat! I used to go by by mom’s office and she’d toss me a dollar or two to go. Rode my bike up there - wow, they were the best. Nobody has matched them since.

Of course in those days, I’d go to McDonald’s before my guitar lesson. Hamburger, fries and a Coke and change back from $1. Only those little tables inside the glass front but good stuff.


31 posted on 02/29/2012 3:21:47 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
I saw the "WTFlorida" in the article, and when I went to the article itself via the top link, I saw a "WTF Florida" title link, which took me here:

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/wtf_florida/

where I found the following headlines (I AM NOT MAKING THESE UP!!):

That's quite enough... there are lots more... But that last one included this:
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!

32 posted on 02/29/2012 6:47:52 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: WakeUpAndVote; mardi59

If you blow one instrument, you can blow thm all.


33 posted on 02/29/2012 6:49:04 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If any of their "Alternatives" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: nickcarraway; dayglored; Slings and Arrows
OLVÍDELO, JAKE

ES FLORIDA

34 posted on 02/29/2012 7:03:22 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: dayglored; martin_fierro

I second Martin’s vote.

Florida: America’s Diseased Appendix


35 posted on 02/29/2012 7:31:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
> I second Martin’s vote. Florida: America’s Diseased Appendix

"...And THAT'S the TRUTH!"

36 posted on 02/29/2012 7:42:43 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

And now he’s got the blues


37 posted on 02/29/2012 8:35:22 PM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: Jack Burton007
Just proof that Taco’s make you crazy.

I tell ya, that misplacement of apostrophes make me crazy!

38 posted on 02/29/2012 8:58:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Is that a harmonica in your pocket or are you happy to see me?


39 posted on 02/29/2012 8:59:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nickcarraway

40 posted on 02/29/2012 9:03:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nickcarraway; from occupied ga; Kenny Bunk

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.


41 posted on 02/29/2012 11:12:53 PM PST by golux
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To: golux

I have three


42 posted on 03/01/2012 4:42:51 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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