King Taco Security Guard Fires Weapon in Cypress Park

Show me your hands!
Show me your hands! Photo: Sam Howzit/Flickr

The King Taco location in Cypress Park was the site of both a robbery and stray gun fire last night, the former at the hands of crooks, the latter from a store security guard. LAist reports that as two perpetrators were fleeing the scene with stolen cash, the guard fired his gun twice in the air, either because he thought it would scare the thieves or because he’s watched Hot Fuzz way too many times. The crooks got away and the trigger-happy security guard was in hot water with the LAPD, but fortunately no one was harmed. In any case, you probably don’t want to do that. [LAist]