Former WWE star Shad Gaspard lays smackdown on would-be robber
Shad Gaspard poses on the red carpet for the premiere of the film 'Terminator Genisys' in Hollywood, California on June 28, 2015. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Shad Gaspard is used to dishing out punishment in the ring.
But unlike the per-determined, choreographed fights he's famous for getting into, the 35-year-old pro wrestler turned actor laid the smackdown for real on a would-be robber at a Coral Springs, Fla. gas station on Saturday.
Gaspard was inside the station's convenience store when he was approached by Jason Felix, 35, who got angry after the former WWE star refused to buy him a beer.
“And so he started coming at me, and then he lifted up his shirt and showed me he had a gun,” Gaspard told WSVN.
It looked like Felix was carrying a black semi-automatic gun, but police later learned it was a BB-gun.
The 6-foot-7, 280-pound Gaspard took matters into his own hands, taking down Felix outside the store and pinning him to the ground until police arrived.
“I grabbed him by the back of the head and I run him into the store door,” Gaspard said. “And when I run him to the store door, I get him outside, I grabbed him in a rear choke and I throw him up and I get him on the ground.”
The entire incident was captured on the station's surveillance video.
Gaspard wrestled in the WWE from 2006-2010 as one half of the tag team Cryme Tyme.
Felix was charged with a count of armed robbery and was held on $10,000 bond, which he later posted.