Don't worry, this story isn't about a former television star battling food issues. Gary Coleman, still best known for TV's Diff'rent Strokes, but beloved by some of us for his immortal film work (On the Right Track, Jimmy the Kid), was spotted in downtown Dallas this week fighting a taco.

Dallas Morning News reporters on their lunch break stumbled onto the odd scene. "We noticed a couple of people engaged in a struggle for money, and not far from them, a short black guy tumbled around on the ground with a person in a taco costume," Tawnell Hobbs said. "When the little guy emerged from the brawl, I was shocked to see that it was Gary Coleman ... I whispered to my colleagues that they were likely making a commercial -- but another guy next to me whispered that it was a movie and not to laugh." Please, please, somebody tell me you have this on video!

The movie in question is a mockumentary entitled A Tribute to Big Red. A DMN reader found a casting call for extras that included a synopsis: "This is the hilarious story and behind-the-scenes look of an epic competition with surprising twists and turns, as well as personal trials, tribulations, and triumphs of those involved." I've searched but not found anything else on the movie, but now I can't wait to see it!
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