Man knocks himself unconscious after slamming his car into ATM because Taco Bell was closedBy Mason White 2:57 AM March 28, 2016
|Derrick C. LaForest|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man was pulled out from his car unconscious after slamming into an ATM because a fast-food restaurant was closed, police in Massachusetts said.
Pittsfield police said that they have arrested 33-year-old Derrick C. LaForest, after being accused of deliberately ramming his car into an unused TD Bank ATM because he was angry that Taco Bell was closed at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday.
LaForest was charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle and vandalism. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $500.
According to the police investigation, LaForest stopped at the Taco Bell drive-thru window and started honking his car’s horn.
When no one responded, LaForest continued to honk his horn for at least two minutes straight before a staff member came out and told him that the restaurant was closed.
LaForest then began speeding down the drive-thru lane and accelerated to about 80 miles per hour. He hit a curb, lost control of the car, hit a second sidewalk and crashed into a small structure with the ATM.
The car and the ATM suffered extensive damage. Taco Bell employees went to the car and dragged him out unconscious.
He had a cut over his eye and refused medical treatment after he woke up.