Florida sheriff tells hurricane victims to shoot looters who break into their homes

One Florida sheriff advises Hurricane Ian victims to shoot looters who break into their homes.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judge shared the remarks during a “Fox & Friends” interview on Friday.

The comments

“I would highly suggest that if a looter breaks into your home, comes into your home while you’re there to steal stuff, that you take your gun and you shoot him, you shoot him so that he looks like grated cheese,” he said.

“Because you know what? That’s one looter that won’t break into anyone else’s home and take advantage of them when they’re the most vulnerable and the most weak,” he added.

The looters

The comments came following a small number of looting incidents following Hurricane Ian. In one case, the looters were illegal immigrants.

“The Sheriff said that Lee County has had a total of nine looting incidents in the aftermath of Hurricae Ian,” Fox News reported.

“The suspects were booked into the Lee County Jail, all facing charges of burglary,” the report added.

The sheriff’s words were a strong contrast with the gun control activists in other states attempting to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of Americans. The crackdown has also not been very effective. Chicago has some of the strictest firearms laws of any city in the nation, but also one of the highest levels of shooting crimes.

The new report shows that at least one state is more concerned about homeowners than those who seek to rob them.