While one would think that a natural disaster was enough, some people are bound to make a bad situation worse. Looting has become increasingly problematic for those left in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
But where crime rises, justice quickly follows as one “looter” fatally found out.
WUTV-TV reported that in Panama City, FL, one such looter attempted to steal a police car from the aftermath.
“He yelled at me a little bit. He said, ‘oh I’m looting’ and he opened the door to the police officer’s SUV with the lights going, got in it and shut the door,” witness Landon Swett said.
The next thing Swett knew, he was hearing gunshots.
“As I’m crossing the doorway, I look back, saw the officer at the passenger side. I don’t believe the door was open yet. Then I got about three more feet inside, and I heard the shots,” he explained.
The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that a Florida Fire Marshall shot the potential thief, who later died. Neither party has been identified.