PALMDALE (CBSLA) — A naked 29-year-old man brandishing a knife was shot and killed by a security guard after a bizarre series of events Sunday afternoon in which he reportedly plowed his car into a Palmdale fast food restaurant, and then stabbed an elderly man at an adjoining eatery.


The incident played out at around 4:30 p.m. in the area of 25th Street and East Avenue S.

It began when the suspect, described initially as a shirtless Latino man, crashed his car into into the wall of a Carl’s Jr. restaurant, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He then got out and ran across the street to a nearby McDonald’s, during which time he undressed completely.

Deputies said the man, now naked, entered the McDonald’s and stabbed an 88-year-old man who was eating with his grandson.


As the suspect was coming out of the McDonald’s, he was confronted by an armed security guard, the sheriff’s department said. When he tried to assault the guard, the guard shot him at least once, hitting him in the upper torso, deputies said.

Both the suspect and the stabbed customer were taken to local hospitals. The suspect was pronounced dead, while the stabbing victim was listed in stable condition and was expected to survive, officials at the scene told CBS2.

The guard was unhurt.


Witnesses said it all happened so fast.

“I see a man standing right here,” witness Irvin Diaz told CBS2. “And all I heard was ‘pop, pop.’ And I came over and saw this man on the ground. He was naked, holding his stomach.”

A knife was recovered at the scene. The suspect’s name was not immediately released. Deputies are investigating the cause of the accident and are searching for a motive.

Comments (57)
  1. marlene hessler says:

    Didn’t Palmdale used to be the boonies? Now having to have armed guards? CA is officially the same 3rd world creation as the ‘culture’ of the invaders. Great work dimwit party.

    Politicians destroying America, city after city.

    1. Democrats destroy Everything, and Everybody they come into contact with.
      There is a Huge canyon separating the two parties.

    2. Yes indeed. JFK would not recognize his party as it has morphed into today. Dem now stands for DEMolition of America

  2. I seriously thought Brittany Hopper was wearing her bathrobe.

  3. Joe Veritas says:

    To the armed security guard: A job well done!

  4. Luis Martinez says:

    carry CCW everywhere you can!

  5. Robert Van Buhler III says:

    “Cause of the accident?” What planet is this author on? What is accidental about it?

  6. Dustin Monke says:

    McDonalds has guards in California? And you people keep putting out all these ads telling me to visit your state, making it look like some airbrushed paradise. Then I turn on the news and you’re basically Florida with more violence. Sheesh!

  7. Alan Whitney says:

    The significant fact is that McDonald’s has an armed security guard.
    How did we ever get to this point? (Rhetorical question.)

    1. How did we get here? Ask the voters in California that keep electing Marxist-democrats.

  8. Bill White says:

    Nutjob killing people stopped by a good guy with a gun….again. Hey Democrats, why don’t you pass a law preventing cops and security guards from carrying weapons to prevent these things. After all, that is your whacky gun control logic, fully implemented.

  9. Richard Stenger says:

    Saw this on Drudge. Went to for more real California news.

  10. Bill White says:

    And notice they didn’t mention it was a Black guy who stabbed a White guy. Can’t have racism going that way, huh?

    1. Bill Mayberry says:

      Had it been reversed, such a notice would have been the lead.

  11. Vance Porter says:

    An illegal illegal?

  12. Paul says:

    The poor old guy trying to have a good time out with his grandson and the POS stabs him! he got what he deserved. However he would have gotten it sooner if grand Dad was packing.

  13. Jerry Walton says:

    Good guy with a gun stops more violence by deranged bad guy. Good shooting sir.

  14. Well, it was a bad event, scary story … but, I love HAPPY ENDINGS.

  15. John Oakman says:

    Goot riddance.

  16. That’s a mighty big assumption that the ramming was an accident.

  17. So, this is where we ended up? Armed guards at McDonalds? Really? Face it, the USA is kaput. It’s all over but the auction and fire sale.

  18. Dave Barnes says:

    “searching for a motive”
    You cannot be serious?
    Is crazy a motive?

  19. Jack Inmanz says:

    And you all thought the Hamburglar was a bad guy. Didn’t know he had a gun, huh?

  20. Another reason for legal personal carry. And Cali wants so desperately to take that away

  21. Real story: this didn’t happen in Florida.

  22. The country seems to be coming apart at the seams. Other than drugs or insanity, what would prompt a man to run into a building, stab a stranger, strip nude and confront a security guard? I’m glad the guard had a gun and didn’t hide like the cops at the school in FL. And though I am glad the perp won’t be stabbing any more diners, I find the whole situation disturbing.

  23. OK, Cher … We can take one over here. This is one way for making room for illegals.

  24. Hugh C Young says:

    Good people with concealed carry gun permits save lives.

  25. Jason Weishaupt says:

    Armed guards at The Golden Arches? A Big Mac ain’t worth getting shot.

  26. iratenate says:

    Hold your own damn pickle!

  27. Bill Jorgenson says:

    Get used to more crazy with sanctuary cities. And more illegeals commiting crimes.

  28. Happy ending as CA continues its march toward a disarmed, helpless citizenry. Shoot ’em while you got ’em.

  29. Peter York says:

    Yes, friends, become a security guard at McDonalds! Shoot naked men! When customers order fries, ask if they want blood on them!

  30. He’ll be voting for Kamala Harris or Corey Booker in 2020.

  31. Ed Cole says:

    The suspect was pronounced dead, while the stabbing victim was listed in stable condition and was expected to survive. The guard was unhurt.
    Best possible outcome. Bad guy brings a knife to a gun fight. Good guy takes him out and saves taxpayers having to warehouse this skidmark until he gets out and kills someone next time.

  32. Garrett Carlisle says:

    Security Officer doing his job faithfully. Probably not being paid what he is worth for the dangers he can face. Good job Sir, I salute you.

  33. Illegal? Diversity is our strength LOL. At least there was a good guy with a gun, who used it successfully. Looks like drugs, or just extremely crazy. But, a happy ending!

  34. RF Burns says:

    All things considered, a happy ending.

  35. Richard John Stacy says:

    Awesome. I’m hoping the word gets out among the idiots that I and my friends in the Antelope Valley are packing and will put this sort of thing down if necessary should the situation arise. Once again a gun in responsible hands stopped tragedy.

  36. David Moore says:

    Wait, when did California turn into Florida?

  37. D Patrick Dewey says:

    It’s a good thing this armed guard stopped this crazy black latino dead before he could stab any more people.

  38. A gun vs. a knife? But…but THAT’S NOT FAIR!

  39. Sally Mae says:

    The media always seems to find someone willing to put forth a narrative for them. “He must have been out of his mind” that guy said. Where did he get his psych degree at? Also, he saw the guy “standing”? How about next time we talk to someone who isn’t a complete idiot?

  40. Joe Jacobs says:

    lets blame it on President Trump……..he had to give up his welfare check and go to work

  41. Dean Fuller says:

    So why is that security guard more entitled to his fundamental human right of armed self defense than the 88 year old man?

  42. Jim Hyland says:

    Why is the world so upside down; divisions, violence, public shaming, intolerance and moral decline? God’s prolonged spiritual judgment is upon us, He has given up man to his sin. To learn more, check E Bible Fellowship.

  43. This is the way it should end for these meth-heads from Mexico

  44. Paully Revere says:

    New TV series coming soon, “Fast Food Wars”.

  45. Glenn Smith Sr. says:

    What’s that saying? Only way to stop a bad guy w/ a gun or knife is a good guy w/ a gun.

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