Ok everyone, take a knee. If you’re going to loot during Hurricane Irma, look around first for any news cameras covering Hurricane Irma. Or maybe be a decent human being and don’t loot people’s shops during a tragedy in the first place.
Of course, the thieves consider themselves the true victims here. At least during Hurricane Harvey, Texans warned you before hand (see BADASS: Armed Man Scares Off Pathetic Hurricane Harvey Looters! and Houston Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Harvey Warn: “You Loot, I Shoot!”). Not so much in Florida. They simply put all their unattended shops on display to tempt looters, how dare they.
The arrests came after local TV station WPLG recorded the crooks entering the Simon’s Sportwear 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.”
So, in other words, being a thieving scumbag doesn’t make for a great life choice.
To be fair, 99% of the stories coming out of Florida have been about neighbors helping neighbors and everyone being good to each other. But there are still a few unhinged diaper wads who scuttle around in the chaos looking for opportunities to steal or be violent (see Sick: ISIS Says Hurricane Irma is a ‘soldier of Allah’). In Texas, they have guns to deal with that sort of thing. In Florida, apparently, they have news stations…