Man Held For Stealing Nacho Cheese, Attacking 7-11 Clerk

CHICAGO (CBS/WBBM) — A small-time felon was ordered held on $10,000 bond over the weekend, after he allegedly stole some cheese and found himself the butt of an old joke.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Michael Richards’ cravings for warm, gooey nacho cheese cost him at least a night in jail over the weekend.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Richards, 50, bought a bag of potato chips from a 7-11 store in the 1300 block of South Halsted Street in the University Village neighborhood, then pumped nacho cheese into the bag of chips, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Dan Piwowarczyk said.

The store clerk told him the nacho cheese was only for customers who paid for it to use on corn chips in a traditional plastic tray.

In response, Richards pulled the clerk’s arm behind his back, twisted it and threatened the clerk, according to a police report. Police arrested Richards a block away Saturday, the report said.

When Judge James Brown asked, “So what was stolen was the cheese?,” Piwowarczyk kept an admirably straight face as he replied, “The defendant was informed that it was not yo’ cheese.”

Richards, of the 9400 block of South Burnside Avenue, was ordered held on bail of $10,000.

“That’s a very low bond, for a robbery,” the judge told him.

  • Tyrone

    “That’s Nach Yo Cheese!!!”

  • TooFunny

    lol Tyrone!

  • The Cracker

    MO, LARRY !! The Cheeze. NO, Not That Cheeze, Nocho Cheeze

  • 7 11 Customer !

    I Could never understand 7-11 and there Stupid Policy with that Hot Chesse !

    On Several Trips to 7-11 THE Store Clerk would go out of his way any time Some one was about to serve up some Cheese on something like Nachos !

    The Last time this Happened to me I told the Clerk Jerk to take his Cheese and Chips and stick them in his /// !

    I Don’t like someone Standing Behind me when I’m getting Nachos, They are on the watch for People that Want Extra Cheese and they will also want to Fight with you over the Cheese !

    This Guy better Sue 7-11 Over this Cheese Bull Because he will Win the Case !

    Anyone that has Bought Nachos From 7-11 has gotten into a beef over the Cheese, This is a Fact !

  • Lesley Esahtrok

    Perhaps they should just keep the cheese behind the counter if they are THAT concerned over it…..

  • FR

    This does not seem like robbery, rather a dispute over what a CUSTOMER could put the cheese on (a customer should always be right). The customer then assaulted the clerk because he didn’t like the clerk’s attitude.

  • SRS

    That photo of nachos look good as h*ll!! I think I want nachos now…lol!!!

  • Leroy Goldberg

    This is better than watching ANIMAL PLANET!!!!!!!!!


      Leroy,You are so right,and just about as good as” One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest” What a wonderful world we live in.

  • Sean

    lol I love how people always say what they would have done….lol….it’s so funny.


    Oh Damn,that’s hilarious! Richie Daley can’t ban the Nancho cheese as he’s leaving office too soon. I’ll bet it’s one of the top things on Rahm’s to-do-list as soon as he’s sworn in to office though so it will probably happen this summer. Stock up now people before they are banned and you will have to travel out of state to get your guns,ammo,and Lord, now your munchies!

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