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.