Fort Lauderdale cops busted nine people caught on camera looting a Florida shoe store amid the chaos of Hurricane Irma on Sunday.

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.


Several incidents have already been reported? These people didn’t even wait until the storm was over! They could have taken food or cases of water to survive but they took SHOES!

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.”

Earlier in the day, the department posted mug shots of two men charged in other hurricane-related crimes.

“Can’t say we didn’t warn you…28 Year olds Ryan Cook & Max Saintvil each face 6 counts of burglary from overnight #HurricaneIrma,” the department tweeted. –NYP

Here are the 9 people who were arrested for looting in Fort Lauderdale, FL after they were caught on tape. Some of them resisted arrest and some of them were on probation for other offenses.


  1. If people are going to risk their life and freedom for a pair of sneakers, that tells me that they are in need of the most basic necessities. The government should settle the account with the store owner and let those poor people have the shoes as well as find ways to help them; not putting them in jail!

  2. Of course! They all had to be black. Lol! I’m waiting for someone to make this racial. it’s bound to happen!

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