It's almost like these looters didn't even care if they were caught. The local news team busts Hurricane Irma looters.
Though they could have taken other options. Such as being a decent human being and not do something as despicable as looting.
The badass Texans served warning to potential looters during Hurricane Harvey. In Texas the looters knew they were running a high risk and had a great shot of being gunned down. In Florida, not so much.
Per NY Post:
The arrests came after local TV station WPLG recorded the crooks entering the Simon’s Sportswear shop on West Sunrise Boulevard through a broken window and running off with merchandise.
The suspects also targeted the nearby CashAmerica pawn shop, according to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
“Going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad life choice,” Police Chief Rick Maglione said in a statement posted on Twitter.
“Stay home and look after your loved ones and be thankful they are safe.”
The police chief broke it down pretty well. It is not a good decision to go to prison over a pair of sneakers. It's a shame that some people don't know that already.
Let's be clear that 99% of the people in Florida are acting responsibly and helping one another. You always have your few idiots that run it and make everyone else look bad.
Texas deals with these issues with guns. Florida had a different approach, but at least the criminals were arrested.