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Would-Be Robber’s Gun Jams Inside Texas McDonald’s

FORT WORTH (September 27, 2013)--A would-be robber pointed a gun at diners at a McDonald’s, restaurant in Fort Worth, but when he pulled the trigger, the weapon jammed, averting what could have been a deadly shooting, police said.

Police say Jestin Joseph, 24, walked into the McDonald's in south Fort Worth just after 9 p.m. Tuesday and asked for a drink cup.

Then, surveillance video shows, he pulled out a gun and pointed it at diners, demanding their keys.

The video shows him as he approaches a man and his son at the counter and pulls the trigger, but the gun didn’t fire.

Joseph fired a stray shot in the parking lot before officers arrived.

He later told KTVT-TV in a jailhouse interview that he just wanted a cup of water, "but somebody said something, and I lost it."

Joseph is charged with five counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

He's being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.


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