A wife in Avon, IN traded her nunchuck-wielding ex-husband for a gun-totin new hubby.
And it’s a good thing, too.
The couple, who divorced almost a decade ago, became embroiled in an argument over a hefty phone bill they share for their daughter’s cell phone. The wife says with a history of violence, she has had to take a restraining order out against her ex-husband, and she and her husband have a NO TRESPASSING sign at their home as well.
But on Tuesday night, when the couple returned home from dinner celebrating their anniversary, her ex-husband showed up in a rage and wielding nunchucks.
“If he could’ve got Dave, he would’ve definitely came after me no doubt,” the woman cried. She says her ex, Anthony “Tony” Casada was upset over their daughter’s cell phone bill.
“That escalated (to) all the texting and then it just got worse and worse,” she said.
She says Casada threatened her and her husband, Dave Gregory, the day of the shooting.
“I’m sitting here at the back patio. My wife is sitting here. My dog starts barking. I see his car pull up,” described Gregory.
“My thoughts were, ‘he’s going to try and beat me up or kill me with these nunchucks then go take it out on my wife’,” said Gregory.
But Gregory wasn’t going to let that happen.
“I already had my gun out. I reached for my gun. He gets out of his car, in a rage. You could see it in his eyes,” Gregory said.
“I told him he’s an idiot. I pointed my gun at him. He kept making progress toward me, swinging his nunchucks and that’s when I shot him,” Gregory said.
“I give all my love and appreciation to my husband. He did a phenomenal job and he’d do it again, for his family. That’s the kind of man he is,” Gregory’s wife said.
The kind of man, she says, Casada was not.
“I think it’s finally over. Unfortunately it came to this. No, I do not wish death upon nobody. I don’t want him to pass away. But, he is in the situation he’s in because he put himself there,” she said.
Gregory shot Casada six times and he is currently in critical condition at Eskenazi Hospital.
No charges have been filed against hero hubby #2 and police say he was acting in self defense and protecting his wife.