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Armed Robber Pulls Gun on Former WWE Wrestler in Gas Station, Lives to Regret It

Playing Armed Robber Pulls Gun on Former WWE Wrestler in Gas Station, Lives to Regret It

A former WWE star is being hailed a hero for taking down a gun-wielding robber at a Florida gas station, proving Saturday night's all right for fighting.

Shad Gaspard stopped the man who was waving a gun at him at a Coral Springs gas station Saturday night.

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"I put him in a rear choke then I took him down to the floor as fast as I could," Gaspard told Inside Edition.

Gaspard had left a wrestling show in the area Saturday night before stopping at the gas station to grab something to drink. Gaspard says a man then approached him and pointed a gun at him.

The wrestler grabbed the gun and body-slammed the alleged thief to the ground. He pinned him down until police arrived.

On a 911 call, the store clerk is heard saying, “My customer came to this store and some guy came and he pointed a gun at this guy and he's a big guy!”

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The alleged thief stands at about 5-foot-8-inches while Gaspard, who is also a body builder, stands at 6-foot-5-inches.

The grateful gas station clerk posed for a photo with the wrestler following the incident.

It turns out the suspect's weapon was a BB gun. He has been charged with robbery with a weapon.

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