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Video released in attack on concealed gun carrier

Surveillance video of a Tuesday morning attack on a man carrying a concealed weapon in a Brandon Wal-Mart was released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office today.

Michael Foster, 43, of Lithia, was arrested after he attacked Clarence Daniels, 62, who had a handgun in a holster and a concealed weapons permit, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Foster was charged with battery, deputies said.

Just before noon Tuesday, Foster saw Daniels with a handgun in a holster under his coat in the parking lot of the Walmart, 11110 Causeway Blvd., deputies said.

Foster followed Daniels in the parking lot and into the store. Just past the entrance, Foster attacked Daniels, of Seffner, the sheriff’s office said.

Foster grabbed Daniels from behind in a choke hold and then took him to the ground, the sheriff’s office said.

While both men struggled, Foster yelled that Daniels had a gun. Daniels also yelled that he had a permit to legally carry the gun, the sheriff’s office said.

When deputies arrived, they learned that Daniels indeed had a concealed weapons permit. Deputies also learned that Foster never called 911 or alerted store security about his concern that Daniels had a gun in the store, the sheriff’s office said.

Foster was arrested at the scene and charged with battery.

Neither Foster or Daniels was injured in the confrontation, the sheriff’s office said.

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