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Berkeley restaurant employees arrested after dispute over burritos
Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/25/9 | Doug Oakley

Posted on 02/25/2009 12:49:40 PM PST by SmithL

A man was unconscious at Highland Hospital on Tuesday evening after he was beaten with a tire iron and a metal pipe in a dispute over burritos at Juan's Place restaurant in west Berkeley, police said.

Berkeley Police spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said two Juan's Place employees were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the 4:30 p.m. incident.

Police did not release the name of the victim or those suspected of beating him.

Kusmiss said the incident started when three men who had been drinking entered Juan's Place and inquired about free food, which they often received at the restaurant.

An argument followed and two of the three men brandished a knife and a belt. Two Juan's Place employees then chased the men and beat one of them in front of several witnesses, Kusmiss said.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Food
KEYWORDS: bandits; berkeley; beserkeley; burritos
Police detain suspects in the beating of a man outside Juan's Place restaurant in west Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Two Juan's Place employees were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after they beat the man with a metal pipe and a tire iron following a dispute over burritos, police said. The victim was unconscious at Highland Hospital in Oakland Tuesday evening. The victim and his two friends allegedly brandished a knife and belt before being beaten, police said.
1 posted on 02/25/2009 12:49:40 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

The owner should bail them out and promote them.


2 posted on 02/25/2009 12:50:52 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SmithL

A canoli...maybe. A burrito no way.


3 posted on 02/25/2009 12:51:44 PM PST by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: SmithL

Sounds like a clean case of Justifiable Ass Kicking to me. Let ‘em go.


4 posted on 02/25/2009 12:52:09 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: SmithL
Good thing it wasn't a calzone:

Calzone Complaint Leads To Assault (Restaurantuer Attacks Man Who Dissed Calzone)

5 posted on 02/25/2009 12:53:10 PM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: SmithL

A mexican beating another mexican senseless over a burrito? ...in Berkeley?

Nothing to see here.


6 posted on 02/25/2009 12:53:59 PM PST by max americana
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To: SmithL
Two Juan's Place employees then chased the men and beat one of them in front of several witnesses, Kusmiss said.

Ah, the good old "No Free Burrito Beatdown".

You gotta love the classics.

7 posted on 02/25/2009 12:54:29 PM PST by SIDENET (I am just a monkey man, I'm glad you are a monkey woman, too.)
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To: max americana

Ban burritos.


8 posted on 02/25/2009 12:54:50 PM PST by SIDENET (I am just a monkey man, I'm glad you are a monkey woman, too.)
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To: SmithL

“Drop the Chalupa!”


9 posted on 02/25/2009 12:55:08 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: SmithL
inquired about free food, which they often received at the restaurant.

So why were they getting free food? And as with any stray animal, keep putting out the free food and they come to demand it before too long.

10 posted on 02/25/2009 12:55:24 PM PST by BuckyKat
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To: SmithL

Sounds like this genius will be taking his burritos through a straw for a few weeks.


11 posted on 02/25/2009 12:56:00 PM PST by San Jacinto (gorebull warming -- the Socialists' Shortcut.)
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To: duckman

leave the gun, take the canolis


12 posted on 02/25/2009 12:57:49 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: SmithL
Kusmiss said the incident started when three men who had been drinking entered Juan's Place and inquired about free food, which they often received at the restaurant.

Another case of no good turn goes unpunished. The dumb asses just lost their free lunch.

13 posted on 02/25/2009 12:59:21 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: nickcarraway

Milano was a hit man on the Witness Protection Program. Should’ve stayed in NY with all that publicity.


14 posted on 02/25/2009 12:59:49 PM PST by Safetgiver (America: Taking Affirmative Action to the extreme.)
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To: dfwgator
There was a story about a 30 inch burrito mistaken as a weapon at a scool in 2005. Of course a burrito is only dangerous after you eat it.
15 posted on 02/25/2009 1:00:32 PM PST by dblshot
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To: Safetgiver

Seriously?


16 posted on 02/25/2009 1:03:35 PM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: nickcarraway

Yes. I heard about this two(?) weeks ago and it went silent on the radio.


17 posted on 02/25/2009 1:05:37 PM PST by Safetgiver (America: Taking Affirmative Action to the extreme.)
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To: SmithL
Have them rub this liberally over the wounds:


18 posted on 02/25/2009 1:14:40 PM PST by paulycy ("I'd hate to think of what a group of caffeinated Freepers would do..." - democratic underground)
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To: Safetgiver

Not smart. I guess you can take the boy out of the mafia, but not the mafia out of the boy.


19 posted on 02/25/2009 1:15:42 PM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: duckman
A canoli...maybe. A burrito no way.

How's about a nice calzone?

Pizzeria owner accused of beating man over calzone (WPBF 1/28/09)

20 posted on 02/25/2009 1:37:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

FOOD FIGHT ping


21 posted on 02/25/2009 1:39:03 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: SmithL

They had the money to buy booze but no money to buy a burrito. Their priorities are a little different than mine I guess.


22 posted on 02/25/2009 2:09:23 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: SmithL

They take their burritos seriously in Oakland, eh?


23 posted on 02/25/2009 2:23:27 PM PST by RonF
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To: SmithL

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.


24 posted on 02/25/2009 2:24:09 PM PST by RonF
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Did one of them take out that damn talking chihuahua?


25 posted on 02/25/2009 2:33:07 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("0bama talks, tanking stocks!"--WakeUpAndVote)
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To: RonF

Beserkeley


26 posted on 02/25/2009 3:17:05 PM PST by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: SIDENET

b(e)an burritos... =)


27 posted on 02/25/2009 8:03:44 PM PST by Redcitizen (The Death Star is the ultimate in peacekeeping.)
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To: abigailsmybaby

>>> They had the money to buy booze but no money to buy a burrito. Their priorities are a little different than mine I guess.

You’re assuming they paid for the alcohol?

TANSTAAFL, boys! Shame the two restaurant workers didn’t catch the other two fellas. A darned shame.


28 posted on 02/26/2009 2:24:22 PM PST by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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To: Titan Magroyne

lol Yeah, I did make an assumption there. My bad!

BTW what is TANSTAAFL? I’ve never seen that one before.


29 posted on 02/26/2009 3:37:36 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: abigailsmybaby
You're not a fan of Robert A. Heinlein's science fiction, huh? :o)

There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

It's an expression that entered common usage from his novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. This won't be the last time you see it on this site!
30 posted on 02/27/2009 6:13:06 AM PST by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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