White Knight Vigilante Saves Wal-Mart From Non Threat
If you are going to carry, don't let anyone see it. It will attract too much of the wrong kind of attention. Particularly that of White Knights always looking out for an opportunity to save the planet.
Clarence Daniels had just crossed the threshold of Walmart's front doors on Tuesday, in search of coffee creamer for his wife, when the gun in hip holster gave a well-intentioned vigilante the idea he was up to something more sinister.
From the Walmart parking lot at 11110 Causeway Boulevard, Michael Foster, 43, of Lithia had watched Daniels, 62, take from his car the handgun — for which he holds a concealed carry permit — and place it on his hip underneath his coat, Hillsborough sheriff's deputies reported.
As Daniels entered the store, a label for the coffee creamer in his pocket in case he forgot the brand, Foster tackled him to the ground and placed him in a choke hold, sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said.
"He's got a gun!" deputies said Foster shouted.
"I have a permit!" Daniels yelled back multiple times, McKinnon said.
The men struggled and were separated until law enforcement arrived on scene just before noon.
Foster was arrested and charged with battery.
"Unfortunately he tackled a guy that was a law-abiding citizen," McKinnon said. "We understand it's alarming for people to see other people with guns, but Florida has a large population of concealed weapons permit holders."
The Sheriff's Office recommends that vigilante-inclined citizens refrain from taking matters into their own hands, especially when an incident is gun-related.
"You better make sure there's a good reason," he added. "Otherwise you might be confronting a guy that is legally permitted to carry a gun."
Wasn't there a time not too long ago when no men went anywhere without being armed, ever? I don't know about you guys but it seems to me this White Knighting is happening with more frequency. Maybe men do need to start going around armed again. I have had a few close calls myself lately but they thought the better than to jump me and I'll just leave it at that. Probably a good thing for Clarence that no one did call 911 to report, gasp, my fingers tremble just writing it, "a gun"... eeeeek, there I said it. Then he would have had White Knight cops down on him. In which of course "fearing for their lives" they would have just killed him. MGTOW / Going Ghost... Your Life May Depend On It.