Just before lunch time on January 20, Hillsborough County Sheriff deputies responded to a call at a Walmart.
When they arrived, they found that 43-year-old Michael Foster had chokehold-tackled 62-year-old Clarence Daniels because he had spotted a gun under his coat, according to a statement by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office. While attacking Daniels, Foster yelled “he has a gun” to which Daniels yelled back “I have a permit.”
Foster had seen Daniels’s gun holster in the parking lot while he was getting out of his car, he followed him into the entrance of the Walmart before attacking him from behind.
Police confirmed Daniels had a concealed weapon permit and said citizens should alert the police in these kinds of situations instead of being a vigilante.
Deputies arrested Foster for battery, and he was booked and charged at the Hillsborough County Jail.
Foster at no time called 911 before the incident or alerted anyone else.