One fellow in Austin, Texas last month got a first-rate lesson in the principle of cause-and-effect.
Gavin Rush, 41, is out on bond after he allegedly stormed into the Anderson Mill Pub with a gun around 11:30 a.m. Saturday and approached his ex, who was behind the bar, according to arrest records obtained by KVUE.
He put a small leather satchel on the table and asked if he could speak with her. When she said no, he drew the gun and pointed it at her, with the laser sight aimed at her chest, according to the affidavit and dramatic surveillance footage of the incident shared by Austin City Councilwoman Mackenzie Kelly.
Video of the incident shows two customers at the bar leap into action and tackle Rush, who reportedly fired off multiple shots in the struggle, and held him until police arrived. Fortunately, nobody was struck.
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The perp's finger was on the trigger and ready to fire. Read the play-by-play given by the heroes who stepped in:
Both rescuers wanted to stay anonymous while explaining what happened.
"I don't remember doing this, but I pushed his hand up and the gun went off," said one customer. "Then we started flying backwards. I turned and grabbed him around the neck and another shot went off."
One of the customers said Rush attempted to shoot himself in the head as they were going to the ground, but the man stuck his finger in between the trigger and the guard to keep it from going off.
He said three shots were fired in total, one shattering the mirror right behind the ex-girlfriend, another barely missing his head.
That's how you do it, men. These citizens did good.
Unfortunately, the Austin DA is apparently insane:
Rush was charged with a second-degree felony, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon family violence. An emergency protection order was issued against him, and he was soon back on the streets after making a $40,000 bond, KVUE reported.
"For $4,000, you can get out, go home, watch Netflix after trying to murder your ex-girlfriend — are you kidding me?" one of the customers said.