*Warning for harsh language.
Don’t mess with Texas!
Amid all the heartwarming stories of neighbor helping neighbor during catastrophic flooding in the Houston area, there are occasional stories of bottom dwellers looking to capitalize on the misfortunes of so many.
A video has surfaced of a Texas man armed with a shotgun who claims to be an “ex-SWAT deputy” holding off looters looking to ransack a convenience store. Perhaps feeling outnumbered, the man says there needs to be more “real men to stand up and protect” the community.
“Don’t go back in that store,” he is heard telling someone. “I’m telling you one time, I’m not scared to shoot this.”
“I’m a f**king ex-SWAT deputy, I will cut your *ss in half!”
Somehow, you sense the man is serious.
“They are looting the store and this man is out here is trying to literally protect the community,” said the woman filming. “They are not playing out here.”
And even still, thugs continued to run from the store with their booty, like roaches scurry when the lights come on.
Looting has been a problem amid the epic flooding from Hurricane Harvey, with four people arrested since Monday, according to WPLG Local 10 News.
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Police arresting looters taking advantage of epic flooding in Houston area https://t.co/I8eABbgIVR pic.twitter.com/dIZzGMPPnb
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) August 28, 2017
Houston has imposed a mandatory curfew in the city from midnight to 5 a.m. and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a press conference Tuesday that he is “not going to tolerate people victimizing, especially committing armed robberies in our city,” ABC News reported.
And he promised those who get caught will pay a stiff penalty.
“We’re going to urge juries and judges to give you the most, the toughest sentence that you can possibly get,” Acevedo said.
“We’re going to push hard so that you don’t see the sunlight anytime soon,” he added.
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