• 9 arrested after TV video shows looting during Hurricane Irma

    By: Sarah Elsesser, Palm Beach Post

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Fort Lauderdale police arrested nine people after a local TV station caught looters breaking into stores during Hurricane Irma.  

    WPLG captured video of the group breaking through the front window of a sportswear store in Fort Lauderdale.  

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    The group was then seen leaving with the stolen goods before entering a Foot Locker and CashAmerica Pawn Store nearby, according to WPLG.  

    Officers captured the alleged thieves Sunday.  

    “Going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad choice,” Fort Lauderdale Police Department Chief Maglione said. “Stay home and look after your loved ones and be thankful they are all safe.”

     

    See the video here:

    Other local law enforcement officers responded to the looting in Fort Lauderdale with their own warnings.

     

     

    Read more at WPLG.

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