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Gun Malfunction Stopped Attempted McDonald's Massacre: Police (Video)
NBCDFW ^ | Sep 26, 2013 | Scott Gordon

Posted on 09/27/2013 11:51:07 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

Suspect says in jailhouse interview that he has been hearing voices and believed people were after him

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

Surveillance video released late Thursday shows Jestin Anthony Joseph, 24, pulling the trigger several times while attempting to rob customers and employees, police said.

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.

"I've never seen a video like this before," said Fort Worth police robbery detective Joe Loughman. "My gut feeling is the city of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth police department avoided a major tragedy on Tuesday night."

Joseph entered the McDonald's located at 4800 South Freeway in Fort Worth just after 9 p.m. and asked a cashier for a water cup, police said. He then walked over to the water fountain, where witnesses said he was mumbling to himself before showing his weapon.

"I walked into McDonald's, asked for water, went to the machine and, as soon as I did, dude said something to me. That's when I pulled the gun, and I lost it," Joseph told NBC DFW in a jailhouse interview Thursday afternoon.

Joseph, who said the gun was loaded but not cocked, said he had no plans to hurt anyone.

Joseph said he started hearing voices Sunday night and continues to hear them.

He said he has never been treated for mental illness.

Joseph added he was angry, believed people were after him, and had gone to the McDonald's to steal a car to get out of town.

Asked if there was a better way to handle his anger, he answered, "No."

The customers and employees were "severely traumatized" by the incident but the gunman was "calm" afterwards, Loughman said.

One customer tussled briefly 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.

Joseph is being held in the Mansfield Jail on five charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. His bond is set at $500,000. Fort Worth contracts with Mansfield to hold inmates.

"I can't explain it," he said in his interview. "People are going to think I'm crazy. It's whatever."

NBC 5's Eric King contributed to this report.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; fortworth; guncontrol; secondamendment; texas
Talk about the gun that didn't shoot. Almost another multiple fatality shooting Tuesday. Failure wasn't due to a lack of trying.
1 posted on 09/27/2013 11:51:07 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Angels and demons, sounds like.


2 posted on 09/27/2013 11:52:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

This reminds me of the scene from Schindler’s List


3 posted on 09/27/2013 11:54:48 AM PDT by Tyrannis (Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Maybe Lorcin or kel-Tec makes a gun that won’t fire when held sideways? Lucky people in that store!


4 posted on 09/27/2013 11:59:07 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

ANY day can be tragic without the Hand of God shielding us. :)


5 posted on 09/27/2013 11:59:11 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

When they let him out in a few weeks, he will have no trouble getting secret security clearance and will be able to work on a U.S. Military base.


6 posted on 09/27/2013 11:59:50 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Sounds like he needed to visit his drug dealer rather than McDonald’s, and get something to take care of those voices in his head.

Very fortunate outcome.


7 posted on 09/27/2013 12:00:13 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If Obama had a f’ng nut.....


8 posted on 09/27/2013 12:01:16 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Since he did this in Texas, he’s probably lucky to be alive. I was really surprised that someone with a CCW did not end the incident with the perp going out on a slab.


9 posted on 09/27/2013 12:02:34 PM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“Not cocked” = forgot to rack the slide and therefore there wasn’t one in the chamber.


10 posted on 09/27/2013 12:05:38 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Were they using microwaves on him?


11 posted on 09/27/2013 12:06:05 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Another one who could have been Obozo’s son.

Wonder what party he voted for several times in 2012?

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/tag/jestin-anthony-joseph/


12 posted on 09/27/2013 12:07:03 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Bump!


13 posted on 09/27/2013 12:07:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The gun is obviously rayciss.


14 posted on 09/27/2013 12:11:01 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Gubment Has No Legitimacy. It needs to be Removed!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I know one sure “fire” way to stop those voices in his head but the ACLU wouldn’t like it....


15 posted on 09/27/2013 12:12:51 PM PDT by Shamrock498
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Another criminal nut with a gun, and the gun gets the blame. Actually, it sounds like the gun is the hero in this one.


16 posted on 09/27/2013 12:14:24 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Above My Pay Grade

And be treated like a prince.

What little stuff I ever did on base as a civilian contractor with others, typically any of holder’s people weren’t that great but a few really were.


17 posted on 09/27/2013 12:14:27 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Witnesses say one woman dropped to her knees and began praying, where upon the gun failed to fire.


18 posted on 09/27/2013 12:14:36 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Paranoid schizophrenia? Age 24. Not an unusual age of onset. Hearing voices & feeling someone is after him etc. - consistent with it. I feel bad for the guy - I don’t think he’s a criminal, but he will have to be treated like one for the protection of society.


19 posted on 09/27/2013 12:17:18 PM PDT by Glenmore
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To: mylife

:)


20 posted on 09/27/2013 12:24:06 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: mylife

“Witnesses say one woman dropped to her knees and began praying,”

Psalm 91

1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
8 Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.

9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
15 When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
16 I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”


21 posted on 09/27/2013 12:31:55 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: toolman1401

>>>Since he did this in Texas, he’s probably lucky to be alive. I was really surprised that someone with a CCW did not end the incident with the perp going out on a slab.<<<

I hope you are right, but didn’t Aaron Alexis come from Texas and didn’t he get no punishment for a gun crime (albeit a far less serious one than this) in Texas?

In all seriousness this guy will probably do some real jail time (though not nearly enough). My point was that this guy has a striking similarity to Aaron Alexis, paronoia, hearing voices, threatening people with and shooting off guns, etc.

To me, this nut case demonstrates how insanely incompetent our government was in not only not locking up Alexis, but giving him secret clearance and military base access.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 12:37:41 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Jestin Anthony JosephUnexpected!
23 posted on 09/27/2013 12:39:28 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: DBrow

That’s a great idea. You ought to enter one of those invention contests. You could wind being the CEO of your own company.

If Holder’s people couldn’t fire a pistol sideways, they couldn’t fire one at all.


24 posted on 09/27/2013 12:42:09 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Cicero

You are correct. Many of these psychiatric disorders are a result of using the new synthetic THC (Pot) designer drugs one time. They are real cheap and 7 times stronger than pot.

These are the same drugs used in bath salts and many other formats. I’ve attended the American Psychiatric Ass’n conferences on this and listened to the ER psychiatrists telling of their bizarre experiences dealing with people on these new drugs. It’s not a pretty picture.


25 posted on 09/27/2013 12:46:18 PM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

My guess it was double action and the dumbass forgot to put one in the pipe.


26 posted on 09/27/2013 12:51:35 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Thanks Be To God. That particular Psalm has helped me many times.


27 posted on 09/27/2013 1:07:20 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: stars & stripes forever

Psalm 91 Bookmark.


28 posted on 09/27/2013 1:14:44 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: oh8eleven

His defense attorney: “He simply be jestin’”


29 posted on 09/27/2013 1:22:59 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: toolman1401
"I was really surprised that someone with a CCW did not end the incident with the perp going out on a slab."

I was thinking the same thing.
al & jessie would have come down on the CCW person and had him (or her) charged with murder. . . . . .

30 posted on 09/27/2013 1:39:34 PM PDT by DeaconRed (Congress: You passed it. We found out what is in it. We don't like it. The 0 don't care HC.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Surprised more blacks do not use revolvers.

The automatics seem a bit too hard for them to use properly.


31 posted on 09/27/2013 1:49:15 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"My gut feeling is the city of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth police department avoided a major tragedy on Tuesday night."

Not due to anything the FW police department did.

32 posted on 09/27/2013 2:19:03 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Strange. Two recent cases of hearing voices. Perhaps we will see more of this in the next few months.

Voices (Lyric Video) - Alice In Cha

33 posted on 09/27/2013 2:40:48 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The username is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Venturer

I watched the video and although grainy it looked to me like a revolver. I was kinda wondering how a revolver can’t fire if you pull the trigger. Could be wrong tho. Any mention what kind of weapon the perp had?


34 posted on 09/27/2013 2:44:49 PM PDT by saleman
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To: Venturer

I had a Bryco(Breako) Model 59. Blowback action on a 9 mm would destroy the trigger group. Could get it to fire intermittently.


35 posted on 09/27/2013 2:58:23 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: toolman1401
Since he did this in Texas, he’s probably lucky to be alive. I was really surprised that someone with a CCW did not end the incident with the perp going out on a slab.

Yeah, I wonder what the odds of that happening are. I could understand it if it happened in Austin.

36 posted on 09/27/2013 4:14:55 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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