A Tampa Bay Lightning fan whom police called on for screaming “shoot!” at the television during the Stanley Cup Final is using the misunderstanding to help raise money for domestic violence organizations.
Devon Garnett, 26, was watching Wednesday’s Game 3 of the Lightning-Dallas Stars series at a friend’s third-floor apartment in Tampa, Forida. The three fans were energized after Lightning star Steven Stamkos, playing in what turned out to be his only game of the postseason due to injury, scored an early goal.
On an ensuing power play, a fired-up Garnett recalled watching Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman hold the puck for too long.
“I was yelling, ‘Shoot! Shoot!’ because sometimes we get too cute with the puck,” he said.
This prompted his neighbor downstairs to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, believing there was a domestic dispute involving a firearm. According to sheriff’s office spokesperson Natalia Verdina, four deputies were