Jestin Joseph, above, allegedly attempted to rob a McDonald’s in Forth Worth, Tex., on Tuesday. WFAA
‘I could hear the gun clicking, he was pulling the trigger’: Jamming gun prevents thug from shooting up Texas McDonald’s — TWICE (VIDEO)
Jestin Joseph tried to shoot customers at a Fort Worth McDonald’s but, miraculously, bloodshed was avoided when his gun jammed twice, police said. The attempted hold-up was caught on the restaurant’s security cameras.
SOURCE – A bloodbath at a Texas McDonalds was narrowly avoided when the thief’s gun jammed twice.
Davage Armstrong and his young son were getting food from a McDonald’s in Fort Worth on Tuesday night when a gunman, Jestin Joseph, rushed in and demanded money from customers and workers.
Footage from the incident was broadcast on local WFAA-TV.
Armstrong and the Joseph tussled, and the gunman raised his pistol and tried to shoot, the footage shows.
Davage Armstrong, whose face is blurred in the above photo, was in the restaurant with his young son. WFAA
But the weapon wouldn’t fire.
“I could hear the gun clicking… he was pulling the trigger,” Armstrong told WFAA-TV.
Armstrong and Joseph tussled. Joseph aimed the weapon at him and pulled the trigger, but the gun didn’t fire. WFAA
Joseph removed the clip, jammed it back in and ran outside.
He fired a single shot in the air and then returned to the McDonalds, the footage showed.
Once inside, he tried to open fire, but the gun jammed again.
Armstrong told WFAA-TV, “[HE WAS] pulling the trigger towards me, but still, just clicking.”
Davage Armstrong said he believed God spared his life during the terrifying encounter. WFAA
Joseph left the restaurant, and was eventually arrested.
In a jailhouse interview with WFAA-TV, he said he snapped after a tense encounter with someone that night.
The gun belonged to an ex-girlfriend, he said.
Joseph, 24, is charged with five counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Uncredited/AP
“I’m not proud of what I did, but at the same time, I really feel like someone was after me,” Joseph said.
He was charged with five counts of aggravated assault and being held on $500,000 bond.
Armstrong told the station he felt as though God was watching over him that night.
“That’s all it could have been, an angel over me,” he said.