CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (FOX NEWS) - A California woman was praised for her "momma bear instincts" after she distracted a gun-toting fake cop who was terrorizing her husband and four children on Sunday by simply offering him a taco, police said.
The family was enjoying carne asada tacos and soda from a food truck in the City of Industry in Los Angeles County around 6:30 p.m. when a "dangerous stranger" approached the family and began terrorizing them, police said in a news release Monday. The family had stopped to get food after a day at the waterpark.
The man, identified as Juan Rodriguez, allegedly claimed to be an undercover cop and flashed his gun concealed on his waistband and flashed a badge in an attempt to prove his identity, police said.The mother, however, saw right through the disguise, police said.
"The mother instantly began to put together a plan in place to distance her husband, three daughters and toddler who was still buckled in his car seat inches away from the man with a gun," police said.
The mother, going for the "taco tactic," offered the 38-year-old suspect a taco and told him she needed to grab napkins from the food truck.