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Oregon man claims he was able to live through a snowstorm by eating packages of Taco Bell hot sauce

Posted at 3:01 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 16:01:07-05

An Oregon man trapped in his car on a rural road for five days during a recent snowstorm told police that he survived his harrowing ordeal by eating taco sauce he’d found in his car.

The Deschutes County reports that Jeremy Taylor told investigators that he had gone up a forest service road last Sunday with his dog for some adventuring when his Toyota 4Runner got stuck in the snow, the sheriff’s office said.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS RELEASED At approximatley 2:16pm on March 01, a snowmobile rider contacted Deschutes County 911 to…

Posted by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Oregon on Saturday, March 2, 2019 reports that on Thursday, the sheriff’s office released a missing person report for Taylor. He was described as a 5-foot, 11-inch, 36-year-old man with blonde hair and blue eyes.

The office asked for help in a Facebook post, noting Taylor was last seen getting gas in Sunriver, Ore., and that he liked to go off-roading with his dog.

On Friday afternoon, a snowmobiler said they had found Taylor and his dog Ally. Both were in good condition but “hungry after being stuck in the snow.”

Taylor told investigators he had fallen asleep in the car. He then woke up on Monday to see that more snow had piled up near him. He was unable to move his car out of the now, so he tried to walk to safety with his dog. But as the weather became worse, they returned to the SUV.

While awaiting his rescue, Taylor police he stayed warm by periodically starting his vehicle. And for food, Taylor said he “used a few taco sauce packets he had” found.

In a Facebook post, Taylor thanked his family and friends and told them that he and his dog were safe.

“Got luck, let’s never do that again,” Taylor said.

Thank you everyone, I'm safe my Ally dog is safe. I really appreciate all the help. Got lucky, lets never do that again. I'll be in touch with everyone soon.

Posted by Jeremy Taylor on Friday, March 1, 2019

His friends expressed their admiration of his courage, saying they were shocked that he was able to subsist on hot sauce.

“Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives,” Taylor said.

There’s a lesson in this story. Never hesitate to take extra packets of condiments and store them in your car.

Because, you’ll never know when you might be able to use them.