In times of disaster, you often hear of unsavory characters taking advantage of a situation by looting when the chips are down for stores and homes.
That’s happening in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, but you may have noticed you’re seeing far more reports featuring the good and unity in Texas, rather than heartless looters. There is looting happening, but there’s a really good reason to explain why there’s less brazen criminal activity – and it’s not for a lack of people with bad intentions.
We’ve reported on so many stories of kindness and compassion in the past two weeks, but Texas residents aren’t letting their guard down when it comes to potential looters. In fact, they’re making it quite known what will happen if you try and loot.
“If you loot, we shoot,” reads the sign a group of men in Atascocita, Texas have posted signs around their town.
Fox News caught up with two of them men, who say they won’t stand for it.
“You come down this street looking for problems, you’re gonna get shot,” said one resident interviewed by Fox News.
Those interviewed said they’d already “shut down” one problem situation and don’t plan to allow anymore to occur.
There was even a homemade yard sign with an image of a body target featuring bullet holes in fatal locations. The sign says, “Nothing inside worth dying for.”
One looking to loot may think it pretty easy, as homeowners have had to pull their furniture and items into the yard to attempt to dry. But as soon as they see the signs posted around Atascocita, they may think twice about their plans to steal.
This is just the latest example of why it’s a high risk game to loot in Texas – here’s another story highlighting a citizen exercising his second amendment rights and actually chasing some would-be looters off the premises with just a few simple words.
Words that carry serious weight, because the bad guys know Texans aren’t messing around.
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