Sunday 21 January 2018

VIDEO: Jammed pistol stops gunman from carrying out McDonald's robbery

A gunman's jammed pistol stopped him from carrying out a deadly robbery in Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth police said the city "avoided a major tragedy" last week when a gunman tried to fire at least five shots inside crowded McDonald's restaurant but his pistol malfunctioned.

Security footage released by police shows Jestin Anthony Joseph, 24, entering a McDonald's restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday night.

He asked for a cup before drawing a gun and pointing it at diners and told them to hand over their keys.

Incredibly, the gunman walked outside and fired his gun successfully in the air, police said. He walked back inside and tried to shoot again, but the gun again malfunctioned.

A customer struggled with the gunman. An employee tried to reason with him -- even as the gun was pointed at his head, police said.

Patrol officers arrested him walking nearby without incident.

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