Suspect Grabs Officer’s Gun During Struggle, Felon Out On Bond Steps In
An Austin police officer was struggling to arrest a suspect when a convicted felon out on bond stepped in. Mark Anthony Gonzales, a trained mixed martial arts fighter, saw Officer Linville fighting with the suspect and jumped out of his car to help. Gonzales helped subdue the suspect, who had grabbed the officer's duty pistol during the altercation. The incident was filmed by Gonzales' wife, and the video went viral, with Gonzales being hailed as a hero. Despite his criminal record, Gonzales hopes that the video will serve as a "record" of his positive change and prevent his children from experiencing the same fate.