A Florida man angry over his misplaced car keys put a gun to a woman’s head and opened fire inside a bar — but was restrained by several quick-thinking, brave patrons, dramatic surveillance footage shows.

The shooting took place Sunday night at Smiles Nite Club in Palm Coast, but no fatalities or serious injuries were reported, according to officials.

“It is amazing this dirtbag did not kill or seriously injure anyone during his moment of rage over something as small as his car keys. Violence is never the answer and alcohol and guns never mix well,” said Sheriff Rick Staly.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that witnesses told deputies that the suspect, 30-year-old Connor Anderson, had been at the bar with a woman when he became upset about being unable to find his car key.

Connor Anderson, 30, is pictured in a mugshot following his arrest in Palm Coast, Florida, Sunday.
Flagler County Sheriff’s Office
Patrons at Smile Nite Club restrained Anderson after he fired at least six shots at them from his Glock.
Patrons at Smile Nite Club restrained Anderson after he fired at least six shots at them from his Glock (circled in red) during a melee, as seen in surveillance footage.

Anderson, sporting an “NRA” T-shirt with an American flag, briefly left the watering hole on Palm Harbor Village Way and returned brandishing a firearm.

Surveillance video from inside the bar then shows the irate man place his date in a headlock and put the gun to her head.

Other bar patrons intervene and struggle to disarm Anderson as he repeatedly fires his handgun at them, sending debris flying everywhere.

The sheriff’s office said that Anderson discharged his weapon approximately six times before brave bar patrons managed to tackle him to the floor.

The suspect then fled the scene and ran to a nearby parking lot, where deputies responding to 911 calls reporting a shooting cornered him.

According to the sheriff’s office, Anderson was still armed with a 9mm Glock handgun and a pocketknife when he was taken into custody.

Anderson was arrested on six counts of shooting into or throwing deadly missiles, three counts of aggravated assault, battery, using a firearm while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, and improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms.

He was booked into the county jail on $542,000 bond and remained behind bars as of Tuesday.

Anderson was wearing an "NRA" T-shirt when he was taken into custody at a parking lot.
Anderson was wearing an “NRA” T-shirt when he was taken into custody at a parking lot.
Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Staly commended the patrons who stepped in and stopped Anderson.

“Putting themselves in danger in this case saved many lives,” he said.