‘I Did My 18 Hours, Bro’: Axe-Wielding Man Who Went Off At McDonald’s Says He’s ‘Not Unhinged,’ Defends Quick Release

‘I Did My 18 Hours, Bro’: Axe-Wielding Man Who Went Off At McDonald’s Says He’s ‘Not Unhinged,’ Defends Quick Release


The man who made headlines earlier this week for brandishing an axe at a Lower East Side McDonald’s is speaking out, claiming he’s “not unhinged” and insisting 18 hours in jail was ample punishment for his crime.

Michael Palacios, 31, discussed how his weapon of choice, which he called a “tomahawk,” was less dangerous than a gun and, therefore, should be acceptable in public.

“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***ing jail,” he said. “With a hatchet, I have my options — throw it or just smash a f***ing table. With a gun, all you do is shoot,” Palacios said in his defense, per The New York Post.

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