Two sides to every taco: Taco Bell employee who allegedly shot BB gun defended by his mom

Steven Noska's mom says he was just attempting to defend himself.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   July 16, 2014 at 11:29 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 16 (UPI) -- The mother of a Massachusetts Taco Bell employee who is accused of shooting a customer following a drive-thru dispute over "no tacos or burritos" has come to his defense.

According to Mary-Elizabeth Bewsee of Springfield, 26-year-old Steven Noska was just defending himself.

"He's a good man, and a hard worker, and now he's worried about his job," Bewsee told the Boston Herald.

She doesn't deny that her son was involved in the altercation, but she claims that the customer started it by becoming violent when he was denied drive-thru service.

"Apparently he snuck in when my son went out," Bewsee said. "So when my son goes back inside, the guy is shoving things off the counter, he knocks over this donation (box) and my son says, 'You gotta leave. You gotta leave. You gotta leave.' He was slowly herding him towards the front door and they end up outside."

Noska was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault and battery.

"The whole story is not getting out there," said one of the suspect's co-workers. "He's a good guy."

Police are reviewing cellphone videos of the incident and footage from the store's surveillance cameras.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Danish 'Do It For Mom' ad suggests sex vacations for adult children
Alaska Airlines misplaced its own CEO's luggage
Textbook publisher to revise photo caption calling slaves 'workers'
Semi truck caught on camera crossing South Carolina flood waters
'Minions' sign at village of same name taken down amid picture safety concerns