McDonald’s Shooting Failed Due to Jammed Gun or Heavenly Intervention

Jestin Joseph allegedly attempted to rob the Fort Worth McDonald's on Friday.

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.

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.

 “I was able to push him over and pin him against the wall.”
Armstrong and Joseph tussled. Joseph aimed the weapon at him and pulled the trigger, but the gun didn't fire.

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. 

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.

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.

Chain snatcher grabs gold from neck of girl, 3, while mother watches in horror

A quiet lunch at a Jackson Heights, Queens, McDonald’s was wrecked by a creepy man grabbing the little girl’s necklace and fleeing

Police said this man ripped a gold chain off a young girl’s neck at a Queens McDonalds.

Police said this man ripped a gold chain off a young girl’s neck at a Queens McDonald’s.

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A sticky-fingered fiend grabbed a gold chain from a 3-year-old girl’s neck as the child and her mother had lunch at a McDonald’s restaurant in Queens, police said Friday.

Cops said the creep, described as a white balding man in his 40s wearing a gray button-down shirt and blue jeans, walked into the bustling eatery on 82nd St. in Jackson Heights around 1:45 p.m. on Aug. 30.

He trailed the mother and child, waited for them to go to an upstairs dining area and then pounced, ripping the chain and charm from the little girl’s neck before running from the restaurant.

Neither the child nor her mother was injured said police, who are circulating a video of the thief.

Anyone with information regarding the mugger’s identity is asked to call police. Calls to CrimeStoppers at(800) 577-TIPS are confidential.

Black man in hoodie stabs white girl 11 times

‘She came home from work, and her body was full of holes’

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Police in New York City are trying to find a black man wearing a hoodie who is responsible for a horrific attack on a teenage white girl who was stabbed 11 times just steps from her front door.

The knife-wielding maniac ambushed Natasha Martinez, 17, as she returned home from working her shift at a local McDonald’s restaurant.

Hearing her daughter’s screams, Natasha’s mother, Wendy Martinez, came running outside — and the bloodthirsty attacker fled.

“She came home from work, and her body was full of holes,” Wendy Martinez told the New York Daily News.

“I was holding her because she was going to fall. Her face was turning white, and I slapped her. I was telling her, ‘You have to stay alive.’”

The teen is recovering at Jamaica Hospital, in the borough of Queens, after undergoing surgery for stab wounds to her back, arms, stomach and kidney. Doctors had to remove a vein from her leg and put it in her arm. Her mother describes her condition as “really bad.”

“This is so difficult,” said Natasha’s mom. “You raise your child, take care of them since they were a baby, and then something like this happens.”

Several neighbors said they heard Natasha’s screams the night of the attack.

“I think she was screaming help or something,” witness Christopher Lopez told WCBS-TV.

“Then all of a sudden, I heard the screams get louder and I said, ‘Let me take a look,’” said witness Teddy Betancourt, “and it was the girl’s mother, holding her up, screaming — looked like she passed out.”

Many in the neighborhood were unaware of the attack until police knocked on their doors.

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Fast-food workers: Have it your way — elsewhere

A woman carries a sign past a McDonald's on East 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem during a protest by fast-food workers and supporters for higher wages April 4, 2013, in New York.

A woman carries a sign past a McDonald’s on East 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem during a protest by fast-food workers and supporters for higher wages April 4, 2013, in New York. / STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

(MoneyWatch) Fast-food workers in a number of locations across seven cities plan to walk off the job today in protests over low wages. The employees, many of whom are paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, are demanding $15 an hour, while many say they also want union representation.

The planned strikes are taking place in Chicago, Detroit, Flint, Mich., Kansas City, Mo., Milwaukee, New York and St. Louis at various Burger King, Domino’s, KFC, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s franchises. Although some data show that consumers are increasingly confident about the economy, a large class of workers are on the edge, receiving low pay and no benefits.

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McDonald’s predicts tough year despite new items

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is mixing up its menu with healthier, fresher sounding items such as its chicken McWraps, but not enough customers are biting.

The world’s biggest hamburger chain on Monday reported a second-quarter profit that rose 4 percent but fell short of Wall Street expectations. It also said July sales are expected to be relatively flat and warned of a tough year ahead.

Its stock was down more than 2 percent at $98.05 in premarket trading. Over the past year, its stock is up 13 percent.

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