You Hear Talk About “Weapons-Grade Chili” . . . .

| May 6, 2013

. . . but this is the first time I’ve ever actually seen an account that actually might qualify.

A customer at a restaurant in Australia was disturbed about the bill for his meal.  So he decided to take matters into his own hands.

After an arguing with restaurant employees about his bill, he went behind the counter and attempted to get money from the cash register.  One of the employees went to another part of the restaurant to call authorities.  The second tried to restrain the man.

The man struck the second employee in the chest, and tossed the cash register on the floor.

Bad move.  The second employee – 27 y/o Joanna Tarnosk – defended herself by throwing a vat of hot chili in the man’s face.

Apparently it really was weapons-grade chili.  The man was still on the floor when police arrived.

The man was arrested, taken to a hospital, treated for minor burns – and then was arrested and charged with assault and “intent to steal”.

The chili sauce was said by employees to be “a secret recipe and a specialty at the restaurant”.

Category: Crime, Pointless blather, Who knows

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Everything in the kitchen is a lethal weapon. In this case, it includes the chili.

    Good for Joanna Tarnosk! Didn’t even need the follow-up with the skillet.

  2. I want to try it, most likely get the recipie, and buy Joanna a beer or three.

  3. Green Thumb says:


  4. DaveO says:


  5. SSG Medzyk says:

    ……..”I’ll have whatever he’s having!”

  6. OWB says:

    Are they considering a ban on that scary assault chili??

  7. NR Pax says:

    I think I can tell where the wife and I are going for the next anniversary trip…

  8. A Proud Infidel says:

    CHILI CONTROL, WE NEED IT NOW!! What if an innocent child was hit by a ricocheting bean? OH, THE HORROR!!

    /exit sarc mode

  9. Doc Bailey says:


  10. valerie says:

    Oh, man, I gotta go buy some peppers, I’m getting hungry.

  11. B Woodman says:

    –I DON’T think that’s what’s meant by “FEEL THE BURN.”
    –Somehow I thought that one was supposed to taste the heat INTERNALLY.
    –I could possibly make a joke about feeling the heat at the other end after eating the chili. But I won’t. I have a feeling he’ll be feeling the heat at the other end while in prison from his cellmate Big Bad John.
    (Thank you, thank you. I’ll be in town all week. Please tip your waitress generously.)

  12. EODMAN says:

    Ummmm, Joanna is THE MAN, and I need
    her recipe

  13. EODMAN says:

    Ummmm, Joanna is THE MAN, and I need
    her recipe

  14. malclave says:

    a vat of hot chili

    Was it a high capacity vat? Nobody needs more than 10 bowls of chili.

  15. A Proud Infidel says:

    Was it some of the GOOD stuff, so good you’ll need to eat ice cream afterward? Then, the next day when you’re on the throne you can just say “WHOOO! COME ON, ICE CREAM!!!”!

  16. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Now I will have to head home after work and fire up the grill for some chili dogs this evening….

    @11…you could also have said, “that won’t be a “pepper” in his face from his cell mate either…”