Looters who used Hurricane Irma as cover to ransack stores in Florida have been shamed by police.
Miami Police Department posted a Facebook photo of nine people zip-tied in jail with the caption: ‘Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out #stayindoors.’
More than two dozen have been arrested for looting across Miami and Fort Lauderdale, reports NBC 6.
Countless people were caught running from a Foot Locker carrying as many pairs of sneakers as they could.
Some were filmed arriving in the parking lot and getting out of their cars with huge plastic bags.
It comes after the mayor of Tampa locked down the city with a curfew and promised to be aggressive with looters.
Bob Buckhorn said on Sunday night: ‘You may not have power for a number of days, if not weeks. We know that we are ground zero for Hurricane Irma. For 90 years we have avoided this day, but I think our day has come. What I am concerned about the most is the storm surge.
‘If you don’t need to be out, don’t go out. We will be — let me underscore this — we will be very aggressive with anybody that we find looting.’
He continued: ‘There is nothing worse than taking advantage of your fellow citizens at a time like this. We will not tolerate in any way, shape or form anybody we catch engaged in criminal behavior, particularly in the areas that have been hardest-hit by this hurricane.