Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo gave a press briefing on the emergency response to Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath.
At the briefing, Acevedo noted that emergency response teams had rescued at least 2,000 Houstonians.
"Today, we've completed the rescue of 2,000 Houstonians. We have approximately 185 critical rescue requests pending." – Houston officials pic.twitter.com/UdjhNQVZrh
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 28, 2017
As noted by KTRK, Acevedo also said that four looters had been arrested. Then he gave a stern warning to anyone even contemplating the cowardly act:
“We’ve already arrested a handful of looters. We’ve made it real clear to our community we’re going to do whatever it takes to protect their homes and their businesses. And when people come from the outside to Houston, Texas, know we’re going to be out in the city, we’re not going to rest as a police department or law enforcement community until people restore their lives.”
Let that be a stark warning to potential looters. As two individuals who attempted to break into homes during Harvey’s landfall know, if law enforcement is not available, Texans will shoot to defend their property and kill if necessary.