Shad Gaspard and JTG, the pro wrestling duo known collectively as Cryme Tyme, were at a gas station in Coral Springs, Florida this weekend when Gaspard went inside to get a drink and found himself face to face with an armed assailant. Gaspard told Pro Wrestling Sheet that when the man tried to intimidate him, he said to himself, "F*** this, I'm not dying in Florida," something anyone who's ever visited has though to themselves at one point or another.
When the man said he was planning to rob the store, Gaspard took the gun from his hand, rammed his head into the door, and then applied a rear naked choke while partner JTG called the police. TMZ even has a photo of Gaspard with the appreciative clerk:
Once the police arrived, it was determined that the gun was actually a BB gun, but Gaspard reportedly said, "I thought it was a real gun the entire time and honestly, I just didn't want anyone to get hurt. I just kept thinking about how I wanted to make sure I got home to my son."
While standing up to an armed gunman and stopping a robbery is impressive under any circumstances, it's doubly so here, since Gaspard and JTG have been pro-crime for most of their pro wrestling career, or, at the very least pro-cryme. Bleeding Cool applauds the rich character development that has led to this shocking face turn, and we hope that WWE, who could use some more star power in their tag team divisions, will consider capitalizing on this momentum and bringing the team back, as they're reportedly interested in a return, according to this video from Gaspard earlier this year.
Here's another Cryme Tyme video, just because: