Hurricane Irma brings great destruction across the Sunshine State, Florida. The State Police have warned the people that “going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad life choice” due to the increasing numbers of burglary arrests in the state.
— Fort Lauderdale PD (@FLPD411) September 10, 2017
According to the Fort Lauderdale Police, nine people have been arrested and charged with sportswear store burglary. A local news station captured the looters’ gang in the video clip, they stole sneakers from the sportswear store.
— Sanela Sabovic (@SabovicSanela) September 10, 2017
In the statement, Police Chief Rick Maglione warned residents that going to jail for the sneakers is “a fairly bad life choice.” Maglione said that people should “Stay home and look after your loved ones and be thankful they are all safe” instead of this.
According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, 28 people have been arrested for burglary. Miami-Dade PD posted on Twitter.
The same kind of warning has been issued by the several police departments from all over the state. Pembroke Pines Police Department wrote, “Any looters who come to Pembroke Pines will be greeted by our officers. Choose wisely and stay home.”
Similarly, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office wrote, “ATTENTION LOOTERS; Every incident will be investigated. Evidence collected will be used to pursue charges after the fact.”
The warning was issued after a 17-year-old teen shot by the Broward police officer, the teen was a suspect in the burglary in Weston, Florida. The authorities said that a man spotted a looting on their security cameras at home and called the authorities.