Being Black in Florida is getting dangerous again, especially if you are at a Walmart.
Last week Clarence Daniels, a 62-year-old grandfather, needed coffee creamer. As he was entering a Brandon, Florida Walmart he was struck from behind, put into a chokehold and forced to the ground.
Apparently, fellow shopper Michael Foster, 42, had spotted Daniels getting out of his car and noticed the Black man was wearing a holstered gun. Fearing the elderly Black grandfather was up to no good, Foster initiated the take-down on Daniels.
According to witnesses, Foster screamed “Help he’s got a gun,” and Daniels screamed back “I have a permit” as two other shoppers then jumped on the Black man. When police arrived, they interviewed , saw the video and then arrested Foster charging him with battery. The other two men who jumped on Daniels were not arrested for their part in the encounter.