• Video of Michael Palacios's rampage at a McDonald's was shared widely on the Internet
  • He was arraigned on fourth-degree criminal-mischief and possession-of-weapons charges
  • He was released in a few hours following his arrest

One of the craziest incidents transpired in New York's Lower East Side and dominated countrywide news Friday after a man pulled out a hatchet from his backpack and started tearing down a McDonald's outlet.

He also walked to the diners and intimidated them, including pointing the ax dangerously close to a woman, while speaking to her.

The man didn't even last a day in jail and walked free without bail, authorities confirmed Sunday, according to the New York Post.

He then took to his Instagram page to brag he was out of jail, while adding the precinct police hyped him up for going viral.

He was arraigned on fourth-degree criminal-mischief and possession-of-weapons charges after being arrested from McDonald's on Friday, and was allowed to walk free hours later, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said, the New York Post reported.

He was released on his recognizance, as both the charges he faced didn't require bail under the state's lenient criminal-justice reforms. Palacios has been bragging about the incident on social media and sharing clips from the interview he did with ABC7, wherein he told the reporter he had "zero regrets."

He said his intentions were not to send someone to the hospital or "dice anybody up."

Palacios said he pulled out the hatchet to ensure he wouldn't get jumped again. As seen in the video posted on social media, Palacios was attacked by three people who used their fists to punch and slap his head and face. He stood still while being assaulted, and later walked in a fit of rage, slammed his bag on the ground and pulled out the weapon.

He then went on to tear down two tables, and a glass door with the ax. He also walked up to several intimidated people, talking to them angrily, and even appeared to slap one of his attackers. He then took off from the place on his bicycle, and was arrested shortly after.

"I have a pocket knife in my bike," Palacios is said to have told the police, according to a criminal complaint filed against him.

According to a witness, the melee ensued after Palacios was "rejected" by a woman present at the food place after he made several attempts to talk to her.

"So, basically he got into an argument with a girl, and then the girl rejected him," UberEats deliveryperson Ruben G told New York Post. "She didn't want to talk to him. He kept going at her."

The three people, who were seen throwing punches at Palacios, only got involved at this point.

As mentioned earlier, it was the same woman he was seen pointing the ax at, while talking to her. Palacios turned that particular interaction into a joke, and offered to reveal what he was telling the woman in exchange for cash app donations.

"I Just wanted to get a buy one get one for $1 with a diet coke with my man's e-money when this gang attacked me. @mcdonalds If you want to know what I told the young lady my cash app is $mikesoho," he wrote.

His post continued, "After the 5 minute police chase through the lower East side @nypd told me 'that was fun chase'. They didn't hurt me off the bike with their car as they tailed me in circles around Delaney."

Palacios explained, "Traffic was weak and I couldn't get out of the neighborhood I fell of my bike making a hair pin turn from the street to the sidewalk, landing on my shoulder and dislocating it. They took me to the hospital and than jail. And now I'm out. Some of you want me to go to jail? Already did! Haha."

He continued: "So Have a great day. Btw I came out the precinct and the cops gave me props. 'dude you went viral!'. Oh word? So if they not that pressed, you mean ol' people that involve politics in everything but cant pull themselves up from the side of a cliff will get blocked."

"If I had a gun, I'd use it like an ax," he wrote, concluding the post with a laughing emoji.

McDonald's restaurant owner-operator Paul Hendel acknowledged the incident in a statement issued to TODAY.

"The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority. We are shocked by these acts of violence committed in our restaurant, and we are cooperating fully with the authorities in their investigation," he said.

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The logo of the American fastfood outlet McDonalds are flipped upside down to read the letter "W", the day before for King's Day (Koningsdag), in Zwolle, on April 26, 2016. McDonalds is throwing open its work force to people at 50 and above to address the shortage of young workers in morning shifts. ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/AFP/Getty Images