The hero of the latest US Gun Outrage (USGO) in Nashville, Tennessee yesterday says he acted in the way that he did, because he hoped he might be given a free waffle.
Heroic James Shaw Jr., 29, wrestled the naked gunman, Travis Reinking - mysteriously, also 29 - and took away his weapon, leaving the assailant no option but to flee the scene in his birthday suit.
Mr Shaw was hailed as a hero by others at the waffle house, but was too modest, and told The Tennessean:
"I was in the restroom, and heard shots. I realised that, if there was ever going to be a time when I was to win a free waffle, this was going to be it. With that in mind, I stormed out of the cubicle like John Rambo, and grabbed his weapon. It was bigger than I'd expected, but I hung on, and managed to wrench it from his grasp. Now, where's my free waffle?"
But Waffle House manager John Jobsworth said:
"We have a rigid policy on special offers. Right now, there's a '50% off' deal, but nothing that covers the heroic disarming of a naked gunman with murderous intentions."