Texas authorities say that a man who was caught stealing more than a million dollars worth of fajitas over nine years may be looking at serious jail time.
The Cameron County District Attorney's Office said that Gilberto Escamilla, an employee with the Juvenile Justice Department, was charged with a first-degree theft, a felony, and is the subject of an ongoing investigation.
'If it wasn't so serious, you'd think it was a Saturday Night Live skit. But this is the real thing,' District Attorney Luis V. Saenz told The Brownsville Herald.
Prosecutors say that on August 7, Escamilla took the day off to go to a medical appointment.
During his absence, a driver from Labatt Food Service - the Juvenile Justice Department's meat vendor - called to verify an order they were preparing to deliver: 800 pounds of fajitas.
He has been charged with first-degree theft, a felony, and may be looking at real jail time (Pictured: District Attorney Luis V. Saenz)
An employee at the department first dismissed the order as a mistake, given the fact that the facility does not serve fajitas.
It was then that the driver informed the woman on the phone that his company has been filling the fajita order to the facility for nearly a decade.
'The receiver of the call rushes off to the supervisor and conveys to her the discussion that had been had, and that breaks the case,' Saenz said.
'When Mr. Escamilla reports to work the next day, he is confronted with the discussion and he admits he had been stealing fajitas for nine years.'
Escamilla was immediately fired from his position and placed under arrest on August 9.
When police searched his home, they discovered his refrigerator packed with fajitas.
THIS IS WHY I HATE DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS... THEY RUIN EVERYTHING!!! One day your million dollar fajita scheme is working and then next you have a doctors appointment and your entire empire collapses. The only thing that would have made this worse is if he was diagnosed with some awful disease while at that medical appointment.
Alright that was all sarcasm but how crazy is this story? I mean fajitas???? REALLY??? I know it was over 9 years but still... The fact you can make a over a mil selling fajitas is crazy! And was there really no one once in that entire time frame that ever wondered why this guy was walking out with bags on bags on bags of fajitas? That's the craziest part to me. Now all I can think about is what this guy is going to tell other inmates when he's locked up... So what did you steal... Oh a cool million bucks. Dang what did you steal?? Uhhh ummm... Fajitas! Crayyyyyy