Shaquille O’Neal as­sists stranded driver in Florida

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION / WORLD -

GAINESVILL­E, Fla. — A woman whose car was left stranded along a Florida in­ter­state when her tire blew out got a lit­tle un­ex­pected help from former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, sher­iff ’s of­fi­cials say.

O’Neal, who lives in the Or­lando area, was trav­el­ing on In­ter­state 75 near Gainesvill­e on Mon­day when he saw the woman pull onto the side of the road, the Alachua County sher­iff ’s of­fice said on a Face­book post. He stayed with the woman un­til deputies ar­rived.

In the video posted to Face­book, deputies thanked O’Neal for his as­sis­tance. The driver is heard telling deputies the tire blew out and that O’Neal stopped to help.

“He fist-bumped Deputies Pur­ing­ton and Dil­lon be­fore go­ing on his way,” the sher­iff’s of­fice wrote on Face­book.

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