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Fla. Man Tries to Send Flowers to Accused Fort Hood Gunman

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    A southwest Florida man who tried to send a dozen yellow roses to the Army major accused of last week's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, says he has drawn the attention of federal investigators.

    Dan M. Ross ordered flowers for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan last week and requested a card that read "In God's eye, and those who submit, you are a hero!" Instead of completing the $59.95 order, the owner of the Texas flower shop said he reported it to the Army base and the FBI.

    When the Naples Daily News asked the FBI about Ross' order, a spokesman declined comment.

    The Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood killed 12 soldiers and 1 civilian, and injured 29 others. Hasan was shot by civilian police and is recovering.