A Texas dad grabbed his gun and went to the hospital to prevent doctors from taking his "brain dead" son off life support. A three-hour stand-off followed at the Tomball Regional Medical Center. George Pickering II was ultimately arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon -- but his son survived. Just days after the desperate act, Pickering's son woke up from his coma and has now fully recovered.
George Pickering II, 59, had to spend some time behind bars for taking a gun into the hospital and threatening his son's doctor, but the Texas dad appears grateful that his extreme efforts helped to keep life support on. George Pickering III suffered a massive stroke in January and was was deemed brain dead by doctors at Tomball Regional Medical Center. He had a history of seizures before the stroke. The father said that he had "been down this road" before with his son, and that he knew if he could just spend a few hours with him that he would be able to tell if he was really brain dead or not.