Hurricane Ian

YOU LOOT, WE SHOOT: Florida Sheriff Says Shoot Looters Until They 'Look Like Grated Cheese'

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.10.22

Polk County, Florida, Sheriff Grady Judd stopped by Fox & Friends last week to offer some friendly advice to people looking to fend off looters in the wake of Hurricane Ian: “You take your gun and you shoot him, you shoot him so that he looks like grated cheese.”

Judd warned Fox viewers there are a number of bad actors looking to take advantage of a tragic situation.

“Well, I can tell you that I was down there with my colleague, Sheriff Marceno, this weekend. And it’s total devastation, and people have a right to be safe in their homes,” Judd explained. “They have a right for their property to be safe even when part of their home may be torn away. And these looters, that’s unacceptable. Absolutely unacceptable.”

“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,” Judd continued, adding, “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.”

Watch the clip below:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made similar comments, exclaiming looting would not be tolerated and Florida is maintaining law and order while they make efforts to rebuild.

“We want to make sure we’re maintaining law and order,” DeSantis said, noting that law enforcement was keeping a particularly close eye on the areas of the state that had been hardest hit.

“Don’t even think about looting, don’t even think about taking advantage of people in this vulnerable situation,” he said, promising state support in addition to local law enforcement efforts and warning residents that looters could even be taking boats out to the more remote island homes. “I can tell you, in the state of Florida, you never know what may be lurking behind somebody’s home. And I would not want to chance that if I were you, given that we’re a 2nd Amendment state.”

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