Man Arrested In Texas For First Fajita Related First Degree Felony Probably In History

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“If it wasn’t so serious, you’d think it was a Saturday Night Live skit.” – District Attorney Luis V. Saenz

In “are you kidding me, fam?” news, a South Texas man was arrested on felony charges for stealing more than 1.2 million dollars worth of fajitas over the course of nine years in order to resell them.

Gilberto Escamarillo, an employee at the Juvenile Justice Department, was illegally using government funds to buy fajitas from a food service provider, then taking them home and reselling them as part of an apparent side hustle. Investigators have already identified two purchasers who are cooperating with the investigation, according to The Brownsville Herald.

The Brownsville Herald also reported that Escamarillo was caught after taking a day off to go to a medical appointment, when an 800-pound order of fajitas showed up at his office. Since he wasn’t there to pick up his stash, people started asking questions.

According to the story, when the driver called and said he had a fajita delivery for the Juvenile Justice Department, the woman who answered told the delivery man that he must be mistaken because they didn’t serve fajitas. The driver replied that, no, she was mistaken because he’s been delivering fajitas to the department for the past nine years. This was the “a-ha” moment that got the investigation rolling and Escamarillo fired.

He was arrested the next day, on August 9th after police obtained a search warrant and found fajitas in his home refrigerator. With the value of the fajitas recovered between $2,500 and $30,000, he was arrested on a state jail charge. He posted bond and was released.

But that’s not where it ended. After considerable digging, examining invoices, purchase orders and other paperwork from both the food service provider and the County Auditor’s Office, the investigation concluded that Escamarillo had stolen $1,251,578 in fajitas. He was arrested on Tuesday on first-degree felony theft charges, which carries a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum sentence of 99 years.

[H/T] Man may have stolen $1.2 million in fajitas over nine years

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You Don't Know What Scary Is Until You See These Videos Of Latina Moms


You Don’t Know What Scary Is Until You See These Videos Of Latina Moms

It doesn’t matter how many horror movies you watch this October, nothing surpasses the fear of having to face your Latina mom when she’s mad AF, and these videos will remind you of that feeling of terror…

One thing that makes you freeze in fear, is the sight of your phone when you have more than one missed call from your mom.

Mexican Horror Story: Missed Call

Mexican Horror Story…missed call from mamá.

Posted by We are mitú on Sunday, June 12, 2016


It’s best if you don’t let it go over 5 missed calls.

At night, it’s the fear of coming home after curfew and your mom is waiting for you at the doorstep like this…


And then she’ll spend the entire next day reminding you, “Ahh pero anoche.”

Even worse, is the suspense you feel after sleeping over a friend’s house without your mom’s permission and then getting home the next morning.

😂😂😂😂😂 when your child doesn't come home to sleep, and your Mexican mom waits for you at the door 😂😂😂😂 so done with my mom lol Guillermo Garcia getting whooped 😂😂

Posted by Fatima Garcia on Sunday, January 1, 2017


You have to prepare for a long lecture.

And if it’s your sibling who is getting in trouble, like in the video above, the last thing you want to do is get in the middle of their fight.


…or else you’ll be next.

But fear rises to another level when your mom finds out about a secret you’ve been keeping from her.

It doesn't matter what age she will get mad.

Posted by We are mitú on Saturday, March 4, 2017


This is exactly what happened to my brother when my mom found out about his tattoo.

And if you knew about the secret all along but didn’t tell your mom, you’re about to be in just as much trouble.


Yup, I also got yelled at because I knew about my brother’s tattoo but didn’t say anything.

You can have Jason coming towards you with his bloody chainsaw and it still wouldn’t be as scary as your mom walking towards you with her chancla.

The chancla scares anyone… 😂😂😂

Posted by Fatima Garcia on Wednesday, September 6, 2017


The look on that little boy’s face. ?

But it’s not only your mom’s chancla that you fear…

Even an elote is a weapon.

Posted by We are mitú on Tuesday, May 16, 2017


This mom really just hit him with a corn.

You can try to run or hide, but there’s no escaping once you hear your mom’s voice get to this tone:

Story of my childhood.

Posted by We are mitú on Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Oooooooo you KNOW that boy is in big trouble.

Ultimately, you can combine Jason, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger, and it still wouldn’t be scarier than this:

"Hispanic Halloween" by David Lopez


Posted by David Lopez on Saturday, October 14, 2017


This should be an actual horror film.

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