The Daily Scoop: 1-22-2015
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“The Daily Scoop” is our morning segment that highlights the top trending stories on social media.
Florida man “in the wrong” after taking the law into his own hands
This first story may make you ask the question “what would you do?”
It is about a Florida man who thought he was a hero but is now under arrest.
43-year-old Michael Foster was in a Wal-Mart parking lot Tuesday when he saw a man with a concealed weapon. So he followed him into the store, tackled him, and put him in a choke-hold.
The problem is, the man he allegedly attacked, Clarence Daniels, has a concealed weapons permit for his handgun. And that means foster was in the wrong — legally.
He was taken into custody and charged with battery.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says if someone sees an individual carrying what appears to be a concealed weapon they should contact law enforcement or store security.
Florida sheriff turns $500 mistake into $9,650 for charity
Last week we told you how the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office ordered a new rug which turned up with a big typo.
The large green rug with the sheriff’s office logo included the phrase “In dog we trust” within one of its crests.
It was supposed to read “in God we trust.”
The sheriff’s office said the rug manufacturer would replace it.
That could have been the end of the story except the sheriff had an idea.
He decided to auction off the unique item — the “doggone rug,” as he called it — and donate the proceeds to a local rescue.
They thought they’d make a couple hundred bucks for it. But 83 bids later, the rug was sold for a whopping $9,650.
The money will go mainly toward vet bills.
High school basketball player sinks buzzer beater
A buzzer beater clinches the lead in a high school basketball game in Iowa.
The clock was ticking toward the half and the opposing team scores. But then Paul Kaufmann got the ball, threw it long, and sunk the basket as the buzzer signaled half-time.
But lightning only struck once for the senior. Try as he might, he couldn’t re-create the moment next time. North Tama high went on to win Tuesday night’s game against Dunkerton, 69 to 53.