Gaspard said he'd gone to a convenience store to get some iced tea and while he was standing in line a man approached him from the back and said, "Yo, buy me some beer".
Felix brandished what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun.
That went about as well for the criminal as you might expect, ABC Local 10 reported. Gaspard slammed him to the ground and held him until police arrived.
"He lifts up his shirt and he reaches and grabs a gun", Gaspard told Local 10 News reporter Hatzel Vela.
Gaspard wrestled in the WWE between 2005 and 2010 and has also had TV and movie acting roles.
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In the second shot of video, Gaspard grabs Felix and shoves him out the door, out of the shop. Felix allegedly demanded Gaspard buy him a beer. "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". I wasn't trying to be a hero, ' he said.
According to a police report, Felix then became upset and approached Gaspard. After Gaspard said 'no, ' the man told him he had a gun in his waistband. He maintains that he thought the gun was real, however, and that he was only anxious about getting home to his son.
'He didn't seem like an evil person, ' he said. "You come at me correct, I'll get you something to drink".
Felix was arrested and charged with armed robbery.