City of Houston: Mandatory Jail Time for Looters
The City of Houston and surrounding counties are very serious when it comes to looters taking advantage of the massive floods caused by Harvey.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg stated:
“People displaced or harmed in this storm are not going to be easy prey… Anyone who tries to take advantage of this storm to break into homes or businesses should know that they are going to feel the full weight of the law…Offenders will be processed around the clock without delay.”
Ogg also noted that burglarizing a home in a disaster area could carry a life sentence under Texas law.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office posted a warning on Monday that any looters, thieves or burglars caught victimizing area residents would be arrested and served up mandatory jail time, according to the Houston Chronicle.
This is security camera footage from a cellphone store. Let’s hope these looters are caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law: