An accused jilted madman who flew into an ax-wielding rage at a Decrease East Aspect McDonald’s was launched with out bail at his arraignment, authorities mentioned Sunday.
Michael Palacios, 31, who allegedly grabbed an ax and trashed the Delancey Road fast-food joint in a match early Friday, was arraigned on fourth-degree criminal-mischief and possession-of-weapons fees hours later and freed, the Manhattan District Legal professional’s Workplace mentioned.
Neither cost is eligible for bail underneath the state’s lenient criminal-justice reforms.
In response to a prison criticism filed within the case, Palacios slammed two tables and a plate-glass partition in the course of the early-morning rampage.
Palacios additionally advised cops, “I’ve a pocket knife in my bike,” in keeping with the criticism.
A witness to the wild caught-on-video incident mentioned Palacios went off when a girl on the restaurant “rejected” him after he frequently tried to speak to her.
“So, principally he obtained into an argument with a lady, after which the lady rejected him,” Uber Eats deliveryman Ruben G advised The Put up. “She didn’t need to discuss to him. He saved going at her.”
Cell-phone video of the incident exhibits three males on the McDonald’s then intervened and commenced throwing punches at Palacios, who appeared to stay calm.
However after the lads backed off, Palacios allegedly reached into his backpack and pulled out the ax and commenced smashing tables and the wall within the restaurant whereas patrons scattered in worry.
Palacios is then seen getting again on his bicycle and taking off.
Police later arrested him and charged him within the incident.
Sources mentioned he has one prior bust, for resisting arrest.