Miami, FL – A group of looters in Miami didn’t get far while trying to far with their newly-acquired shoes when the police showed up and took them down at gunpoint (video below.)
Sunday afternoon, an NBC6 reporter in Miami saw an organized group of about a dozen suspects at a store in Midtown, loading up everything they could, including shoes and clothing.
The reporter called police, who responded to the store, which was not named. The Miami Police Department later released a photo that showed at least 10 people in custody for that incident.
In Fort Lauderdale, police said that nine people were arrested while they were looting a CashAmerica pawn shop and a Simon’s store on West Sunrise Boulevard. All of the suspects were charged with Burglary During A Natural Disaster.
In a statement, Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione said “Going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad life choice. Stay home and look after your loved ones and be thankful they are all safe.”
In Hialeah Gardens, police responded to a report of looting at Walmart. It’s not known if any arrested were made.
Hurricane Irma comes right after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.
You can see the video of Miami police taking down the looters below: