According to police sources, a 31-year-old Bronx man detained in connection with a weird axe assault at a Manhattan McDonald’s last month is in trouble once more.
According to the reports, Michael Palacios was apprehended on Sunday for allegedly stealing a bike and spray-painting graffiti on a Brooklyn building. In that instance, as well as the attack on the Lower East Side last month, he was freed without posting bail.
However, Police said that in the September incident, Palacios grabbed an axe out of his rucksack during a dispute with three other males at the McDonald’s on Delancey Street.
As other diners attempted to escape the commotion, he allegedly began threatening them with it inside the fast-food eatery.
Moreover, the Police claim there was property damage but no injuries.
Another knife was allegedly discovered by police inside Placios’ rucksack.
Additionally, Three charges of threatening, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of a weapon were brought against him.
At the time, McDonald’s said in a statement that the safety of its patrons and employees was always the main concern.
Paul Hendel, owner and operator of the McDonald’s restaurant, said, “We are disturbed by these acts of violence done in our restaurant, and we are completely collaborating with the police in their investigation.”
There was no information on a lawyer for Palacios available right away on Tuesday.
Moreover, Michael Palacios was contacted by police on Sunday night after they saw him painting graffiti in Brooklyn; as a result, he stole a pricey bike from a local coffee shop and gave them a pursuit before being apprehended, according to the New York Post.
According to the New York Police Department, the $3,500 bike was destroyed during the pursuit, which they verified to Fox News Digital.
According to the department, Palacios was found in possession of equipment used in graffiti, and police believe he was also involved in a June graffiti incident in Queens.
Grand larceny, two counts of criminal mischief, possession of stolen goods, creating graffiti, and possession of graffiti tools were all charges brought against Palacios. In June, he was also accused of the graffiti incident.
Monday saw Palacios’ released without posting a bond, according to The New York Post.
Following his arrest, Palacios was freed without posting bond after being charged with criminal mischief, three counts of threatening, and two charges of criminal possession of a firearm.
Following his release from custody following the McDonald’s shooting spree, Palacios told the New York Post that he is neither “unstable” nor a “loose cannon” and that he remained “cool” during the violence.
On top of that, Everyone is saying that I need to be locked up, Palacios said. “Bro, I put in my 18 hours. What more do you require? Why must I be detained? Just because I’m huge and Black, I’m not going to make it a racial issue.”
Moreover, Local politicians have used the McDonald’s attack as proof of problems with the state’s contentious bail reform law and growing crime in the country’s largest metropolis, including Republican Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor of New York.