A crazy man at a New York City McDonald’s took out an ax and demolished the restaurant during an altercation at 2:30 AM on Saturday morning.
The video of the incident went viral.
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31-year-old Michael Palacios was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, three counts of menacing, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, Newsweek reported.
“Upon arrival of officers, witnesses at the location reported that the suspect got into a physical dispute with three unknown males inside the location,” a spokesperson for the NYPD wrote in an email.
The spokesperson added: “The suspect removed an ax from his backpack and threatened the unknown males. The suspect intentionally caused property damage to the establishment. The individual was taken into custody by responding officers. A search incident to a lawful arrest, an additional knife was recovered from his backpack. Victims did not report any injuries.”
Palacios was released from jail without bail.
He also gloated about being released in a post to his Instagram.
“Some of you want me to go to jail? Already did! Haha. So have a great day. Btw I came out of the precinct and the cops gave me props. “dude you went viral!”. Oh word? So if they are not that pressed, you mean ol’ people that involve politics in everything but cant pull themselves up from the side of a cliff will get blocked.” he wrote.
“Also you gun nuts are psychopaths. If I had a gun, I’d use it like an axe. 😂” he said.
The Daily Mail reported:
The axe-wielding man who was filmed threatening customers in a New York McDonald’s over the weekend has been released without bail at his arraignment on Sunday, authorities said.
Michael Palacios, 31, was rejected by a young woman moments before the incident, a witness has revealed – sending the jilted suspect into a rage.
The incident at the Lower East Side eatery on Delancey Street in Manhattan transpired early Friday at roughly 2:25 am, police said – and saw Bronx resident Palacios arrested for brandishing the weapon.
Palacios was arraigned on fourth-degree criminal-mischief and possession-of-weapons charges, and neither charge is eligible for bail under the state’s relaxed criminal-justice reforms.
He even responded to the incident on Instagram, and said ‘After the 5 minute police chase through the lower East side the NYPD told me “that was fun chase.”‘
‘Traffic was weak and I couldn’t get out of the neighborhood I fell off my bike making a hairpin turn from the street to the sidewalk, landing on my shoulder and dislocating it,’ he continued in the post.
‘They took me to the hospital and then jail. And now I’m out. Some of you want me to go to jail? Already did! Haha. So have a great day,’ he gloated.