Burrito Barrage: Assault With a Delicious Weapon

Food fight ensues over arcade argument

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    An argument over an arcade game escalated to a food fight over the weekend.

    On most coin-operated arcade games, if you earn a high enough score, you have the honor of entering your 3-letter initials into the game's database. Apparently, that wasn't enough for two young men in Lincoln Park who thought they deserved more than just bragging rights.

    Early Saturday, Nicholas Candon and Brian Young, both 24, won an arcade game they were playing at Taco & Burrito Express (2540 N Halsted). But the two men seemed to expect some kind of tangible prize for their top score.

    They allegedly argued with restaurant employees, who explained to them that there was no "pay out" for winning the game.

    According to a police report, the argument escalated, and Candon and Young allegedly began throwing burritos at an employee and other customers.

    Police arrested the food flingers at 2:40 a.m., and later charged them with misdemeanor battery for the incident. Perhaps they should have included Assault with a Delicious Weapon.

    Matt Bartosik, editor of Off the Rocks' next issue, would never put good food to waste and has the love handles to prove it.