An armed man who claimed to be an “ex-SWAT deputy” was seen standing outside of what appears to be a local shopping center. A Houston woman is seen sitting in her vehicle recording the armed man.
The man she is recording claims he is fed up with the looting that is occurring in his city and decided to take action.
The man with the gun tells the woman that he’s an “ex-SWAT deputy, and explains that he’s sick of seeing the looters stealing from local businesses. While the woman is talking to him, the “ex-SWAT deputy” notices some looters running out of a store and begins to approach them with his gun in his hand. He can be heard yelling at the looters, “Hey, put it down!” The looters appear to have taken his threat seriously, and can be seen running away.
As the video continues, the woman in the car identified simply as “Momma” is heard saying “Did anyone call 9-1-1?” The woman’s daughter explains that calling 9-1-1 is a complete waste of time because no one will answer the call.
Not long after the looters run away, the man with the gun can be heard defending his decision to guard the local stores. He explains to the women in the vehicle that “if you’re looting and stealing from others, it’s a violation of federal law in the time of a catastrophe” he has a “right to bear arms.”
The man points out that the looters are “too lazy to get a job and they’re out here stealing from people” and that they should instead be helping out the flood victims. I can’t say I disagree with him.
Watch the video below: