Inside the Budget Moving & Storage building in Ringgold, Ga., under the lights, in the squared circle of amateur wrestling, where fictional stories blend with real body slams, a spectator walked into the ring, holding a gun.
Patricia Anne Crowe, of Chestnut Street, apparently did not like what she heard from Paul "The Real Nature Boy" Lee. He is the bad guy, the heel. And during his fight on the evening of June 4, Lee tied up his opponent with tape.
He said Crowe slid into the ring and began cutting his opponent loose. Lee told her to stop. Then, according to a Catoosa County Sheriff's Office incident report, Crowe reached into her purse and grabbed a .380-caliber Taurus.
Lee told the sheriff's office that Crowe pointed the weapon at him. He said his manager, Dr. Robert Stinnton (known in the ring as Robbie Rude) walked over to Crowe. She turned around to face Stinnton, Lee said, pointing the gun at his forehead.
Another spectator, Joshua Justice, told investigators he grabbed Crowe's arm and motioned for security to escort her out of the building.
The sheriff's office charged Crowe with aggravated assault and reckless conduct. According to the incident report, about 160 people were at the event.
When he arrived, Catoosa County Cpl. Chris Faulk found Crowe in a van with a security guard.
"He was talking mean to me, and I got mad," Crowe said of Lee, according to the incident report. "I guess I just let my temper get the better of me."
Last year, Lee tried to run for mayor of Ringgold. But his opponent, Nick Millwood, delivered a political dropkick when he revealed to the city's election board that Lee had not lived within the city limits for 12 months - as is required by Ringgold rules.
Lee appealed, but Judge Brian House ruled the fight was finished.
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