In Atascocita, Texas, Hurricane Harvey’s victims are taking a firm stand against opportunistic visitors who might want to steal from residences as homeowners try to recover from the devastation.
“You come down this street looking for problems, you’re gonna get shot,” one homeowner in the Houston-area community told Griff Jenkins.
Posters affixed to stop signs read “If you loot, we shoot,” and Jenkins held up a handmade yard sign that read “Nothing inside worth dying for.”
The sign included the image of a humanoid shooting target with bullet holes in its head and chest.
The homeowner also told Jenkins he and a neighbor “shut down” an attempted looting after a person came through his neighborhood with a trailer.
Many other folks were taking waterlogged furniture and other items outside to dry, with some posting signs for sanitation workers not to take their damaged possessions to the dump.