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

“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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Naya Rivera Missing, Presumed Dead While Boating With Young Son


Naya Rivera Missing, Presumed Dead While Boating With Young Son

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“Glee” star Naya Rivera is presumed dead after going missing in southern California. The actress was on a boat in Lake Piru with her 4-year-old son when she went missing July 8 in Ventura County.

Authorities are searching for Naya Rivera after going missing.

Naya Rivera is presumed dead after her young son was found alone in a boat in Lake Piru. The lake is in Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County. Rivera’s son was found asleep on the boat three hours after Rivera rented the boat for the mother-son outing. According to officials, the son said that he and Rivera went for a swim and that she didn’t get back on the boat. CNN reports that the child was wearing a life vest while an adult life vest was found on the boat.

The search was paused overnight between Wednesday and Thursday and resumed as a recovery mission.

Fans do not think that Ventura County Sheriff’s are doing enough in the search for the actress. Emotions are high as fans share their grief and shock at Rivera’s sudden disappearance. According to Deputy Chris Dyer, the water where the boat was found is about 40 feet deep and that wind is a big factor in that part of the lake.

Authorities have classified the search as a recovery in a signal that they believe Rivera to be dead.

A recovery mission means that authorities are looking to recover a body from the lake. The news has devastated Rivera’s friends and family who want her brought home safe. Her son is reportedly doing well and is with relatives as authorities search for his mother in the lake.

Celebrities are sending messages hoping for Rivera to be alive.

Rivera wrote a memoir titled “Sorry, Not Sorry,” which gives an intimate look into her life during and after “Glee.” The actress was open and honest in her memoir bringing up some of the darkest and toughest times she endured and how it shaped her in the years that followed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rivera’s loved ones.

This story is developing. mitú will report updates as they become available.

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Family Sets Up GoFundMe To Help Paletero In Chicago Retire

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Family Sets Up GoFundMe To Help Paletero In Chicago Retire

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Every now and then there is a video or some news that bubbles up through the noise that makes you feel good. There’s another one of those stories coming out of Chicago thanks to a family helping a local paletero.

A viral video shows a family buying a paletero’s entire cooler of paletas.

The family wanted to help the paletero finish his work for the day because it was Father’s Day. After buying him out, the family decided to go one further for the older mand and set up a GoFundMe to help him retire for the life of selling paletas. Don Rosario, the paletero in the video, is 70 years old and is a staple of the East Side community in Chicago.

A GoFundMe for his retirement is raising a lot of money to help him out.

Selling paletas is exhausting work. Walking around all day long in the heat while trying to sell paletas is a demanding job. This family is taking it on themselves to help Rosario finally retire from the work so he can rest and enjoy his golden years.

There was so much love for Rosario that the fundraiser had to be closed and then reopened.

The family who set up the GoFundMe closed the fundraiser at one point, according to an update. This is because they were waiting to get his contact info and the fundraiser has exploded to more than $40,000. Then, after getting the info and enough interest to keep donating, the fundraiser was reopened. If you want to add to Rosario’s growing pot, you can click here.

The act of kindness that started on Father’s Day is still going and giving people hope.

These are dark times. We are still battling a virus. The U.S. is being forced to finally confront centuries of racial inequality. There are so many things happening that can make us mad. However, stories like these remind us that there is still so much good happening out there.

This is a ray of light in a world that is often so confusing right now.

“We’ve been left speechless, there were people from all over the states donating,” Michaelangelo Mosqueda, the GoFundMe creator, told Block Club Chicago. “It has been really eye-opening to see that when we all come together we do some great things for others.”

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