Florida Sheriff: ‘Shoot Looters Until They Look Like Grated Cheese’

During an interview on Fox and Friends, Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, Florida urged Florida homeowners affected by the storm to “shoot looters until they look like grated cheese.”

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Fort Myers, FL last week and destroyed homes, lives, and buildings all over the surrounding area. Police have already arrested four suspects that allegedly looted and burglarized homes and businesses in the area.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said, “The other thing we’re concerned about, particularly in those areas that were really hard hit, is we want to make sure we’re maintaining law and order. Don’t even think about looting. Don’t even think about taking advantage of people in this vulnerable situation. I can tell you, in the state of Florida, you never know what may be lurking behind somebody’s home. I would not want to chance that if I were you, given that we’re a Second Amendment state.”

The warning from DeSantis comes in the midst of the Governor working closely with President Biden to bring much needed aid and resources into the state. Many experts have feared that the cost of recovery will be well into the billions and that the process could be slower than usual because of supply chain and fuel issues already plaguing the country.

With inflation at its highest in more than 40 years, the cost of gas expected to skyrocket again, and a future that is looking bleaker, the economy is shambles. Because of that, many Americans were already struggling or even desperate and a storm like Hurricane Ian only exacerbates those issues.

Sheriff Grady took DeSantis’ message a little further in light of the potential for looting and vandalizing saying, “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. 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.”

Grady closed by saying, “The community is gonna come together, and if there are looters that think they’re gonna take care of these people, they may break it, but they should be carried out in a pine box because that is unacceptable, that cuts against all laws and all reality.”