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Robber's gun jams while trying to shoot-up Ft. Worth McDonald's

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A gunman who intended to shoot-up a McDonald's in Fort Worth wound up hurting no one after the gun jammed.

Jestin Joseph, 24, tried to rob customers at a McDonald's about 9 p.m. Wednesday using a handgun, but the gun misfired multiple times.

"I'm still in shock, I was in shock then, I actually thought that was it, that was the end," said Davage Armstrong. He's in shock because Joseph pulled the trigger on the handgun several times but it never fired.

Joseph entered the McDonald's and asked the cashier for a water cup. Joseph was walking to the dispenser to fill it when he decided to pull out the weapon and rob customers and employees.

Fort Worth police said Joseph then went outside and unjammed the gun before he came back into the restaurant and tried to shoot people again, but it jammed again.

Surveillance video showed he pulled the trigger at least five times, but it didn't work.

Armstrong said Joseph kept asking for his car keys.

In a jailhouse interview, Joseph tells FOX4 he wanted to apologize to all the kids and customers for scaring them. He also wanted people to know he wasn't crazy. "I feel like people was trying to get me man, like my whole family I feel like my whole family is trying to get me," said Joseph.

He says in the McDonalds, he just lost it and was trying to get keys to a car so he could get away from whoever was trying to kill him.

Joseph said he didn't ever mean to kill anyone and knew the gun wasn't going to fire.

Fort Worth detectives believe Joseph was clearly trying to get the gun to work so he could shoot someone. Investigators wondered if it was divine intervention that the gun jammed.

Armstrong says, it was. "I'm still trying to wrap my head around why I'm still here," he said.

Records indicate Joseph lived in Allen and police do not know why he was in Fort Worth on Wednesday.

Joseph faces five charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

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