HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man remains in jail Friday evening accused of threatening to kill the workers of a taco truck with a knife that had the word "infidel" written on it.
Taz Michael Smith, 27, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon from the incident that happened in the 6600 block of S. Gessner Road on Thursday.
Diana Diaz-Torrez runs the taco truck with her cousin. She said they had never had a problem in the four years they've been at the location until Smith aggressively approached them with a knife and threatened to rob and kill them.
Diaz-Torrez said Smith only backed off because her cousin had a gun. He then banged on their truck to keep them from calling the police.
According to Houston police, Smith was arrested after a struggle.
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Court records state that he told officers, "If you are looking for my knife, it is in my bag. It has the word 'infidel' on it."
According to Merriam-Webster, "infidel" means someone who does not believe in orthodox religion. It is considered an offensive term.
Smith was given a $40,000 bond. He does not have any prior charges in Texas, online records show.
Diaz-Torres said she was scared and that it was terrible they had to worry about such a threat when all they want to do is run the small business.
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