A tough-on-crime Florida sheriff warned that looters will be “carried out” after illegals were arrested stealing during Hurricane Ian.
Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said Robert Mena, 26, and 20-year-olds Brandon and Stephen Araya — all here illegally — were arrested and charged with grand larceny for stealing bottles on Fort Myers Beach.
“They were located and arrested. And I’m going to tell I’m not tolerating it again,” Marceno said at a press conference Tuesday.
“As far as looting — we have law and order in Lee County. We have law and order in our great state of Florida, and we always will,” he said. “Right now, we have four cases of looting, and I’m proud to say they’re behind bars where they belong. Our residents are going to be safe.”
The sheriff warned that not all looters will get away with their life.
“I’m not playing. We’re not playing. We have law and order and great residents will be safe and secure. We’ve had arrests on these incidents,” Marceno added. “You might walk in. You’ll be carried out.”
Evangelist Franklin Graham posted video of the damage in Lee County as Samaritan’s Purse helps with relief.
“I’m thankful we’re alive…material things can be replaced it’s just hard to see…” Hear more from victims of Hurricane Ian in Lee County, Florida. @SamaritansPurse is there helping with cleanup efforts in Jesus' Name. pic.twitter.com/id7BBbQ5B2— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) October 3, 2022