WWE News: Former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard stops attempted robbery at a gas station in Florida, Incident Video Footage
Shad Gaspard was a real life hero last night in Florida.
Here is the video of the incident released by TMZ Sports:
Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that ex-WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard had a weapon pulled on him last night at a gas station in Florida by a man who said he was going to rob the place. Moreover, like a real-life superhero, the wrestler quickly sprang into action by taking the guy out.
Gaspard told Pro Wrestling Sheet the entire story. He says that he and his Cryme Tyme tag partner JTG stopped at a gas station after a wrestling show and he went inside to grab a drink, while everyone else stayed in the car.
While inside, a man approached him in a disrespectful manner forcefully saying to buy him a beer. When Shad told him to change his tone, the guy pulled what looked like a gun out of his pants.
He immediately thought to himself, “F*ck this, I am not dying in Florida,” and got in the man’s face to intimidate him enough to back down.
It worked, but the man told Shad he better leave because he was about to rob the place. That is when the wrestler says he immediately rushed in and forced the gun out of his hands. He tried unlocking it, but wasn’t having luck and assumed he was just caught up at the moment.
Shad says he tried passing the gun off to the cashiers, but they did not want it — and the guy started making his way to the door — so he slammed the man’s head into the door, pulled him outside and got the robber into a rear naked choke hold. That is when JTG and co. Saw what was happening and called the cops. Gaspard eventually demobilised him and began searching him for more weapons. At that point, he re-assessed the primary weapon and realised it was nothing more than an air-soft gun.
“I thought it was a real gun the entire time and honestly, I just didn’t want anyone to get hurt.” Adding, “I just kept thinking about how I wanted to make sure I got home to my son.”
A rep for the Coral Springs Police Department tells us the man was taken into custody for attempted robbery once they arrived on-scene. No further information was made available.
The Ex-WWE Superstar who never won tag team gold as a member of Cryme Tyme, was able to stop what appeared to be a real-life crime from occurring.
Shad talks about the incident in detail with TMZ Sports: