A Louisiana-based rescue group known as the Cajun Navy claims the looters opened fire and fired shots at their members during a rescue effort on Monday. Luckily no one was hurt, but the Cajun Navy posted warnings on Facebook about the threat posed by those who are attempting to take advantage of the disaster situation. They announced they are going to temporarily “stand down” with regards to their rescue efforts after the attack happened.
Per Daily Wire:
Teams of first responders from Louisiana’s Cajun Navy, which NBC News-affiliate WDSU notes “become widely known across the state for its response efforts during natural disasters,” have begun to arrive on the catastrophic scene in Texas with boats and rescue equipment. But on Monday, the group posted a message warning that they had encountered suspected looters who initially acted as if they needed to be rescued but then attempted to overtake their boat, firing shots at them in the process.
“Clyde and the other team members are safe,” the post read. “Looters decided to pose as people needing rescue and they attempted to overtake the boats and there were shots fired at the boats. I repeat they are all safe. Looters must have not wanted our boats in the water for rescues. Please feel free to share this post. We are currently on stand down pending a new strategic plan.”
Below is a screenshot of their original Facebook post which has since been taken down and replaced by a video that provides more information.
Here is a video from a member of the group. In the video he states that no one was hurt and he goes into further detail about the scary encounter with the looters.
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Posted by Louisiana Cajun Navy on Monday, August 28, 2017
Fortunately everyone was safe, but it’s very unfortunate that these people are eager to help, but now are not able to help thanks to a few idiots.