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Man threatened Del Taco worker in drive-through rant, police say

August 17, 2011 |  7:34 am

Del Taco drive-thru

Costa Mesa police have arrested a man on suspicion of making criminal threats to a Del Taco employee in Costa Mesa.

Steven Elrod, 26, went through the fast-food restaurant's drive-through at about 12:30 a.m. and yelled obscenities at an employee, Costa Mesa police Sgt. Phil Myers told the Daily Pilot.

Elrod then parked his car in the restaurant's parking lot, prompting the Del Taco employee to call police, Myers said.

When police arrived at the restaurant at Newport Boulevard and East 17th Street, Elrod was found asleep in his car. He was charged with public drunkenness, sleeping in a vehicle and making criminal threats, Myers said.
-- Lauren Williams, Times Community News
Photo: A menu board at a Del Taco drive-through. Credit: Associated Press