Michael Palacios, who went into an ax-wielding rage in a New York City McDonald’s on Friday after three men attacked him, was released without bail under the city’s insane criminal-justice reforms.
The incident took place at a McDonald’s on Delancey Street just before 2:30 a.m. Palacios, 31, was repeatedly punched and smacked by three men in an altercation that involved a woman. Following that, he pulled out a hatchet and started smashing the place up, terrorizing customers.
“The ax man” was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, three counts of menacing, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Hours later he was freed according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
A criminal complaint noted that Palacios slammed two tables with the ax and shattered a plate-glass partition during the rampage. more