Father Saves Son In Standoff With Police

George Pickering II entered Houston's Tomball Regional Medical Center with a gun and threatened to use it. His son, 27-year-old George Pickering III, was in critical condition following a stroke, and doctors had begun a process that slowly took him off of life support.

Pickering told KPRC-TV, “They were moving too fast. The hospital, the nurses, the doctors. I knew if I had three or four hours that night that I would know whether George was brain-dead.”

In addition, hospital staff was reportedly concerned about Pickering’s behavior, as he had been belligerent and heavily intoxicated earlier that day. Pickering went on to say, “At that point I had blinders on. All I knew I just needed to have this time with George."

He also said his son squeezed his hand several times on command -- which signaled to him that he wasn’t in the shape that doctors believed he was in.

Pickering’s son later came out of a coma and made a full recovery. Pickering was arrested and charged for the incident, but the charges were later reduced. Pickering's son said, “There was a law broken, but it was broken for all the right reasons. I'm here now because of it. It was love, it was love."

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