Man Walks Into Queens McDonald’s With a Knife in His Back

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: People walk past a McDonald's restaurant on June 9, 2014 in New York City. McDonald's domestic sales rose slightly in May, but remain weak overall. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Photo: Andrew Burton/2014 Getty Images

It’s not the set-up to a really weird joke — a 50-year-old man literally walked into the McDonald’s on Sutphin Boulevard and 91st Street in Jamaica this morning with a kitchen knife sticking out of his upper back and a huge trail of blood down his white t-shirt. Witnesses told CBS New York that after being stabbed on the street in a fight with several other men, the victim walked to a McDonald’s about a block away. Shocked customers were worried that the man would pass out and fall backward onto the knife, but he was still walking and talking on his cell phone as police arrived. “He was on the phone, I’m pretty sure he was on the phone talking to somebody in his family or a loved one or something, he was talking to them and telling them it might be the last time he’s speaking to them,” said witness Tromaine Yancey. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital in serious condition, and police are looking for two men seen arguing with him.

Naturally, bystanders snapped somewhat gory photos:

Man Walks Into McDonald’s With Knife in Back