I love when my current city (and Northwest Ohio in general) make national news. What’s the national recognition for you’re probably wondering?
Racial solidarity during a time when tension is at an all time high? Nope.
Young girl selling lemonade during the dog days of summer to help her unemployed family? Nope.
A security guard body slamming someone for stealing a candy bar at Dick’s Sporting Goods?
“Will Brander (insert name here) please report to the office below the grandstand to collect their prize.”
A security guard at the Franklin Park Mall in Toledo, OH is under fire tonight after putting a customer in a choke hold over a candy bar. Incident occurred at Dicks Sporting Goods (See videos 2-4 on @The_SavageRoom timeline)
— Brennan Prill ⚡︎ (@WxBrenn) July 3, 2020
Now I know what you’re thinking, Chavy this has 12 likes and 12 RT that’s hardly newsworthy. Well to those people I present to you this.
Dick's Sporting Goods Customer Placed in Chokehold Over Candy Bar https://t.co/HpDlNJt1D4
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 5, 2020
That’s right Toledo OH has made it to TMZ. We’re going Hollywood Branders! Toledo is now on the radar of some very famous people!
I was actually just in this same Dick’s a few Saturdays ago where I bought some very slick Under Armor shoes (that I feel were a bit overpriced but hey nobody said looking good would be cheap!).
I will say that some juiced up douchebag slamming someone to the ground over a candy bar is a nice change of pace from the usual overdoses that seem to bring attention to our part of
the great state of Ohio. Having said that both scenarios don’t help shaking the image that we’re all dirtbags. I may have to pull a Nathan for You style stunt to try and un-sully the reputation we’ve (rightfully) earned.
As for the guy in the video who was thrown around for the candy bar, I hope he takes Dick’s and beats them long and hard….in the courtroom.
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