An accused abandoned maniac who went into an ax-wielding rage at a McDonald’s on the Lower East Side was released without bail on his arraignment, authorities said Sunday.
Michael Palacios, 31, who allegedly grabbed an ax and vandalized the Delancey Street fast food joint in a fit early Friday, was charged hours later with fourth-degree criminal mischief and weapons possession and released, the Manhattan Attorney said the office.
None of the charges qualify for bail under the state’s lenient criminal justice reforms.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the case, Palacios slammed two tables and a glass partition during the early morning shooting.
Palacios also told police, “I have a pocket knife in my bike,” the complaint reads.
A witness to the wild video incident said Palacios left when a woman at the restaurant “rejected” him after he kept trying to speak to her.
“So basically he got into a fight with a girl and then the girl rejected him,” Uber Eats delivery guy Ruben G told The Post. “She didn’t want to talk to him. He kept walking towards her.”
Cellphone video of the incident shows three men intervening at McDonald’s and beginning to throw punches at Palacios, who appeared to remain calm.
But after the men retreated, Palacios reportedly reached into his backpack and pulled out the ax and began smashing tables and the wall inside the restaurant while diners jumped in fear.
Palacios then gets back on his bike and drives off.
Police later arrested him and charged him with the incident.
Sources said he had a previous arrest for resisting arrest.
https://nypost.com/2022/09/18/mcdonalds-ax-attack-suspect-michael-palacios-freed-without-bail/ McDonald’s ax attack suspect Michael Palacios has been released without bail