End of Days: Taco Bell Worker Gets Shot Over a Taco in Miami

- By Bossip Staff

Rebecca Bouie works as a cashier for Taco Bell and was shot in the leg after a customer was upset that they were closed at 3:30 in the morning. What is really going on… all because they were closed he decides to start shooting!!!

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MIAMI (WSVN) — A worker shot over a taco by an armed and angry fast food customer is speaking out about the terrifying moments at the receiving end of a hail of bullets.

The gunman, who remains at large, ambushed several employees as they stepped out of the Taco Bell at 630 NE 79th St. at closing time, at about 3:30 a.m., Tuesday. He fired several shots, and Rebecca Bouie took a bullet to her leg, before he fled the scene.

Bouie, a single mother, works until 3 a.m. as a cashier at that Taco Bell to support her 2-year-old boy. “I just got finished off the phone with him, and I said, ‘Baby, I’m on my way home, I miss you, Mommy loves you.’ He’s like, ‘OK, Mommy, I’m going to talk to you later.'”

She still has the bullet in her leg and needs crutches to get around. “I couldn’t believe it because I’m never rude to any of my customers, I never get any complaints. The most I get is compliments and something like that, but when it happened I’m like, oh, my God, I couldn’t believe it.”

She said she could not believe she nearly lost her life over a taco. “I was scared to think that… to live without my baby over something that’s stupid. I didn’t even speak to the guy.”

Bouie took the bullet, according to Miami Police, because some guy was upset the store had closed and he could not buy any food.

She feels lucky to be alive and hopes to see luck run out for her assailant. “For you to do what you did, it was very unnecessary,” Bouie said, addressing the shooter, “and I have a child. I didn’t do anything or say anything wrong to you, and even if I did, that doesn’t give you reason to shoot or to fire your gun at anybody, and I hope you get caught for what you did.”

Surveillance video captured still photos of the suspect vehicle, a white sport utility vehicle with dark tints, at the drive-thru of the store. If you were in the area and saw the vehicle or heard the shots, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.


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  • http://sheneneh.wordpress.com sheneneh

    People are crazy..that’s just ridiculous.

  • http://urbanfrugalchic.com Cynthia

    A taco??? Man times are hard

  • http://urbanfrugalchic.com Khristal


  • http://urbanfrugalchic.com Khristal


  • tb

    That’s how it is in MIA.

  • The Official Mrs. Carter

    Crazy and scary!

  • trust no one

    why the hell was her son up at 3 am waiting on him mom to come home?

  • b

    man i like tacos jus as much as the next man, but not enough to cap somebody… and y the hell was her 3 year old up at 3am??? thats way past his bed time…

  • b

    *2 year old*

  • smarty pantz

    Yes, this is ridiculous -shooting over some taco bell?! Also, why was she just getting off the phone with her 2 year old son at three o’clock in the morning?!


    See white people black people just dont get mad over chicken only!!! but this is sad and pure ignorant

  • THE TRUTH _ Pretty brown eyes

    ok this is plain ignorant on soooo many levels. Next!!

  • drenk

    @ Alrighty Then…

    i thought the same damn thing, who’s baby sitting that lets the child stay up that late damn put the kid to bed!

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  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals---Pimpin, Platinum style!!! J-Hud's concert was OFF THE MEAT RACK!!!!!!!!!

    I remember an incident I had a taco bell once. It seems that some fast food restaurants don’t adhere to the closing time. If the sign says closed at 11:00, that doesn’t mean to lock your doors at 10:30. I know people are trying to go home but DAMN!! You choose where you live and you choose where you WORK!!!

    That pisses me off!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/MotivatedHoney Motivated Honey

    That lip liner is the worst…take heed ladies: NO BLACK LIP LINER.

  • Alrighty Then...

    @1TruDiva – EXACTLY! – That’s my problem with fast food workers who are “mad at the world” and have much attitude. 1st, you shouldn’t be in a customer facing position if you can’t be polite, and 2nd, don’t be mad at ME cause YOU work @ Taco Bell dammit!
    I even asked a little dude one day, are you mad cause you work @ McDonalds??? Giving me attitude and I’m giving you my $$? humph…

  • otgrad

    WOW he really wanted that 4th meal. She sue Taco Bell for that BS advertising.

  • Vonne Loca


    Lmao, you wrong for that one.

    SMH. Wow, do they not have any 24hr Taco Bells in his area? Sad times when a 89 cent taco is worth shooting for. I’ve never in my life wanted any fast food THAT bad.

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals---Pimpin, Platinum style!!! J-Hud's concert was OFF THE MEAT RACK!!!!!!!!!

    **shouting from the time out corner**

    I had an incident with a guy at taco bell. I went through the drive thru, placed my order then went to the 2nd window. Well, I waited there a few minute but no one came so I proceeded to the 1st window.

    Conversation between me and guy–

    Guy: “ma’am, you gone havta go back thur to the udder winda to pay. My registers back thurrrr.”

    Me: “No one was back there. I even waited for a few minutes but no one came.”

    Guy: “She was in the bafroom. She back thurrr now. You’ll havta go back around and pull up to the winda agin!”

    Me: “Sir, do you really expect for me drive BACK around and pull up to the window JUST because you failed to be there the first time?”

    Sir: “If you wantcho food!”

    I’m not going to tell you guys what transpired after that. Let’s just say that it wasn’t pretty!

  • Luddite

    A 2 year old on the phone at 3am? That is nothing. Come to Baltimore and you will see 8 year old to 12 year old boys riding their bikes at 3am!

  • Nique


    Im dead serious. I can laugh about it now but I was def craving for that Big mAc at 2am!!!

  • http://BOSSIP Damn D

    I’m glad she’s okay….An and I hope they find that a@$hole!!!

  • MoroccanGirl

    LMAO! Why is it that these types of stories only occur in the US? Remember the last one that called the cops, because she was trying to find Walmart? And the other one that called the cops, because Mickey D’s was out of McNuggets? Lol, ya’ll some hungry people.

  • Woudat X

    prolly Freddie from the first season of making the band

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