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Taco shop in viral burglary video speaks out

Posted at 8:15 PM, Dec 29, 2015
We have an Action News update on a local taco shop's lighthearted response to a burglary.
Frijoles and Frescas Grilled Tacos on West Charleston in Las Vegas is getting not just national but international attention after turning security footage of the break-in into a funny YouTube video.
"I've received emails from Ukraine, China, Holland, saying they saw us on the news over there. So it's certainly reached the other side of the world," said General Manager Greg Carlson.
The eatery was just trying to make the best out of a bad situation, but managers never expected to get quite so much attention.
"I'm not sure how it spread so far and wide," said Carlson.
When you watch the video, as millions have, it's not that hard to understand. The fun captions telling the story of hungry burglars really resonated with people.
"The idea was we think our food is so good that people would break down our door to get in an try it," explained Carlson.
The Dec. 16 surveillance footage shows the crooks busting in, then searching through storage closets, even the cash register with captions explaining how they are looking for tacos.
"The goal was to also to put something out there that people could view to help us find someone who'd broken in but also something they could enjoy," said  Carlson.
People have enjoyed it. The video has been seen more than 3.5 million times.
For Frijoles and Frescas Grilled Tacos, business is booming.
"It's been busy, the last week or so we've had some really good days we've certainly seen way more people come in the door appreciating what we did with the video and just wanting to try us out," said Carlson.
Police are still searching for the suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.