A would-be robber tried to shoot a startled diner at a McDonald's in Fort Worth, but his gun jammed, police and witnesses said.
Jestin Anthony Joseph entered the restaurant Tuesday night, asked for a cup and then pulled out a gun, which he pointed at customers while demanding their keys. Surveillance video released by Fort Worth police shows Joseph point the gun at a man and his young son at the counter, then pull the trigger. The gun didn't fire.
Joseph then walked outside and tried firing the weapon again, witnesses said. This time, it went off without hurting anyone. He was arrested a short time later.
Davage Armstrong, who was the customer at the counter, told KTVT-TV that he's lucky to be alive.
"I'm still in shock. Glad to be here. I'm thankful to God that I'm still here and able to tell y'all this," Armstrong said.
Police Sgt. Joe Loughman told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that there were at least 15 people in the restaurant at the time. He couldn't explain the weapon jamming.
"I've never seen anything like that before," Loughman said. "It must not have been their time to go."Is that really so unusual, a gun failing to fire once and then firing on the second attempt? Aren't there several ways such a thing can happen short of a miracle?