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Taco Bell employee shoots customer who became angry about long line

By Mason White 11:45 AM July 16, 2014
Steven Noska 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A customer at Taco Bell was shot after he became angry at the long line, police in Massachusetts said.

Springfield Police said that they arrested a 26-year-old employee of Taco Bell early on Sunday, after he allegedly fired a BB gun at the angry customer who complained about the long line at the drive-thru window.

The customer never got his tacos, and he bit the employee on the arm before being shot.

The incident began shortly before 4:00 a.m., when the male customer, hoping to get some tacos, pulled up to the drive-thru at 633 Liberty Street.

The 26-year-old customer later told police that he was waiting in the drive-thru a long time, and banged on the window. However, no one came to take his order.

The customer was angry, parked his vehicle and headed for the door, which was locked. The customer then began pounding on the door so he could make a complaint about the poor service.

An employee opened the door and there was a discussion. It turned physical when the employee allegedly pushed to the customer.

The employee, Steven Noska of 34 Wait Street, went to his car and returned with the gun. The customer told police that he was shot several times and was pistol-whipped.

Police arrested Noska and confiscated his gun. Noska was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault and battery.