I saw this on TV a few days ago and it really is quite incredible. A guy walks into a McDonalds intent on a mass shooting. He pulls the trigger five times trying to shoot people, nothing happens. He walks outside and fires into the air, no problem. So he walks back into the McDonalds and tries again to kill people; pulls the trigger another three times, and nothing happens. Then he walks back outside and the next two trigger pulls work as he shoots a car twice.
Witnesses say the 24-year-old soon pulled out a gun and pointed it at employees and customers — who were with children — demanding their possessions.
Fort Worth police say surveillance video shows Joseph pulling the trigger at least five times while pointing it at individuals inside the restaurant — but the gun wouldn’t fire.
At least one man tried to wrestle the gun away from the Joseph, who then went outside and fired a shot into the air, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says.
As people ran from the restaurant, Joseph went back inside and again pointed the gun at individuals and pulled the trigger.
Again the gun didn’t fire, police said.
So Joseph went back outside, pointed it at a passing vehicle, successfully fired two rounds in its direction, and witness say the driver never stopped, according to police.
Joseph was soon captured, police say, adding that no one was injured in the Tuesday night stick-up and there’s no explanation for the gun misfiring.
“I’ve never seen anything like that before,” robbery Sgt. Joe Loughman told the Star-Telegram. “It must not have been their time to go.”
Jospeh’s mother agrees, believing the gun malfunctioned “because we were praying,” she tells the Star-Telegram. “Last night I told God to keep Jestin, and that’s what I do believe happened. I did not know he even had a gun.”