"In the event that it wasn't so genuine, you'd think it was a Saturday Night Live drama".
"He would literally, on the day he ordered them, deliver them to customers he already had lined up", Saenz told The Brownsville Herald.
Escaramillo was sacked after that and then later arrested when investigators searched his home and found packages of fajitas in his refrigerator.
Police say a Texas man stole more than $1 million worth of fajitas over the last nine years, the Associated Press reported.
That's when the jig was up for county employee Gilberto Escaramillo who admitted to stealing fajitas for the past nine years according to the Cameron County DA.
Authorities became suspicious when a delivery driver arrived at the Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department with an 800-pound load of fajitas.
Escaramilla has acknowledged stealing packages of the food for nine years.
Investigators say Escaramilla was intercepting county-funded food deliveries, and then going on to deliver them to his customers. The woman called out to receive the order was shocked because the juvenile detention center does not serve fajita meat as a meal option. Two of the purchasers are cooperating with the prosecution, he added. "But this is the real thing".
Escaramilla was released on bond and was arrested again Tuesday on a charge of first-degree felony theft. He said he didn't blame taxpayers for being upset about the thefts. What do you tell the housewife and the blue collar worker that pay their county taxes, when paying their taxes takes a big bite out of their paycheck?
"The Department will continue to strive to provide necessary and appropriate care, custody and protection of those juveniles in its custody as well as protection of public moneys", she said in a written statement to the Herald.