Man Robbed of Whataburger Dinner at Knifepoint

You know times are tough when muggers are in the market for anything you have on you -- including a sack of fast food.

A Corpus Christi man found that out firsthand when he was held up by two robbers armed with a knife and a bat this past weekend around 3 a.m. outside a Whataburger.

The man, whom police have not identified, had just dropped off his date -- whether the late-night date took place at Whataburger or not is sadly unclear -- when the two robbers blocked him in with their car and demanded cash.

Either this was one expensive date or the man (like most of us) was only carrying cards, because he had no cash to give the robbers. Infuriated, they smashed his car window and made off with the only other thing of value they could spot: his orange-and-white bag of Whataburger fast food, right in the capital and home city of Whataburger itself.

What was in the bag? Taquitos? An A1 Thick 'n' Hearty Burger? A Honey-Butter Chicken Biscuit? As with the whereabouts of the date, the police report was frustratingly unclear.

In the meantime, Corpus Christi police are seeking the two Hispanic robbers and we're hoping that the victim's date will consider taking the poor man out for a couple of Whataburgers and fries. He's earned it.

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Katharine Shilcutt