From the WacoTribune:
“Waco police were called to the H-E-B at North 19th Street and Park Lake Drive at 3:20 p.m. after the man allegedly tried to steal the meat, police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
The suspect had been detained in the store and was being held in about a 10-foot-by-10-foot security room by the officers and an H-E-B loss-prevention specialist when he pulled out the knife, Swanton said. Police did not say what type of knife the man had.
The suspect, a 48-year-old white man, reportedly grappled with officers at one point, and a female officer pulled out a Taser as a male officer pulled out his handgun. The Taser allegedly was ineffective at subduing the man, at which point the male officer fired “at least two rounds.”
The suspect is in the hospital in unspecified condition.
Don’t Mess with Texas. He is lucky he wasn’t hung. People take their beef seriously down there. I know it is blasphemy to say this in the pig-loving south, but Brisket makes damn fine BBQ.