A real pain in the butt caused this tomfoolery.
Investigators say they believe drugs caused an armed 29-year-old man to rob a South San Francisco 7-Eleven store of candy last weekend after first buying taquitos.
And the proof of meth use, prosecutors said, was found in Michael Aragon’s rectum.
The Daly City resident is facing multiple charges in connection with the Saturday incident in which he allegedly showed a clerk a replica handgun after he was caught shoplifting the sweets.
The incident unfolded about 3:30 a.m. when, according to prosecutors, Aragon purchased a few taquitos and then left the 7-Eleven on El Camino Real. He reportedly returned minutes later, stuffed candy down his pants and tried to leave without paying.
After a clerk confronted him, prosecutors said, Aragon pulled up his shirt to display the handgun, which was actually a BB gun. He “said he had no money but he had the gun,” San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
A second clerk called police, but Aragon apparently was not done shopping.
He “stayed in the store and purchased additional taquitos,” said Wagstaffe, adding that the clerk was frightened and complied with his request.
He left before police arrived, but officers spotted Aragon walking away from his vehicle at the San Bruno Towne Center, Daly City police said.
Police not only determined he was under the influence of drugs, they also found a bag of meth hidden in his rectum during booking, Wagstaffe said.
On Monday, Aragon’s bail was set at $500,000. He is expected to enter a plea Feb. 13.