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.
Looting begins in Florida.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 10, 2017
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!
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) September 10, 2017
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.