The ax-wielding thug who smashed up an NYC McDonald’s during a violent outburst before being released without bail has defended using the tomahawk because it’s ‘better than a gun.’
Michael Palacios, 31, told the NY Post that he was using the ax in a bid to scare people in McDonald’s who punched and jumped him on Friday.
He explained: ‘Think about it. If you only think that the thing you can protect yourself with is a gun, we’re all going to go to f–king jail.
‘With a hatchet, I have my options — throw it or just smash a f–king table. With a gun. all you do is shoot.’
Footage of the violent incident posted online shows Palacios in the Delancey Street McDonald’s trying to speak to a woman and asking for her number.
The person who took the video, who is an Uber Eats driver, claimed that Palacios had grown angry when she rejected him and began to smash up the restaurant.
However, the 31-year-old tells a different version of events and says that he began to use the ax because…