OCSO: Good Samaritan robbed at gunpoint in Shalimar

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Officials are searching for the man they say robbed another man at gunpoint. (MGN)

SHALIMAR, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Walton County man says he was just trying to do a good deed when he was robbed at gunpoint.

Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials say the victim was approached at a Tom Thumb in Shalimar by a man claiming to be homeless, hungry, and in need of a ride.

They say on the way to a restaurant the passenger told the driver to pull over in a parking lot, then pulled out a gun and demanded money. The robber then reportedly ran off after an employee at a nearby business came outside.

Local schools were put on lockdown while police searched for the suspect. He's yet to be found.

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