The Fort Worth police are amazed and in disbelief that no one was hurt in what would have been a horrible massacre at Mcdonalds Tuesday night. Watch VIDEO at the bottom of this post.
According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Jestin Anthony Joseph 24, walked into a Mcdonalds and asked for a cup so he could get some water. But instead he nervously stood by the drinking station and then suddenly pulled out a gun. He pulled the trigger 5 times while pointing the gun at customers and employees at point blank range. But the gun never fired.
One man can be seen in the video trying to wrestle away the gun from Joseph. Then the gunman then stepped outside the McDonalds and was able to fire off a couple rounds at a passing car. Police say the car never stopped.
Twice the gunman stepped outside the Mcdonalds and successfully fired shots, once at the passing car and once into the air, but when he came back inside the gun would not fire.
This is why police are suggesting that divine intervention was playing a role as they could not explain why the gun was not firing when the suspect pointed it at the people inside.
“I’ve never seen anything like that before,” said robbery Sgt. Joe Loughman. “It must not have been their time to go.”
In all of this there are no reports of a single injury from the incident, and this may be because of the gunman’s mother, who reportedly was praying for him at the time.
About four hours before the robbery, Joseph’s mother had gone to the Allen police station and told officers that she feared her son was suicidal.
“He said, ‘They’re trying to kill me, Mama! I’m going to die tonight! I’m going to die tonight!’” the mother recounted in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon.
The mother, who asked not to be identified, said that her son may have mad a mental breakdown just like his father did a few years before. But the mother said she believes the gun malfunctioned “because we were praying.”
“Last night, I told God to keep Jestin, and that’s what I do believe happened,” she said. “I did not know he even had a gun.”
Police reported that Joseph was wanted on a warrant in Collin County alleging aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and on outstanding traffic warrants. Sgt. Jon Felty, a spokesman for the Allen Police Department said that Joseph lived a sort of transient lifestyle and suffered from extreme paranoia.
The mother was actually with the police before the incident when her son called her.
“I was actually talking to a police officer when he called me for the last time,” the mother said. “I was trying to find out where he was. I asked the cop if he could trace the call. I told him, ‘Jestin, I love you.’ He was just like, ‘Mama, people are after me. People are after me.’”
Thank God no one was hurt in this incident. One might think that the gun was never loaded properly or was not cocked back fully, but considering that the gunman was able to fire his gun when it was not pointed at any individuals and then it misfired when someone’s life was in danger makes this story a true miracle. And it also emphasizes the point about mental health issues and why we need more gun owners carrying as well.
Watch the surveillance video below from Fort Worth police via YouTube.
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