As Hurricane Irma struck Florida over the weekend, over 30 people were arrested for looting across the state, with at least 28 arrested around the Miami area.
Orlando: According to WESH, two suspects were taken into custody after they looted Academy Sports near the Mall at Millenia in Orlando; the burglars were allegedly trying to steal guns. One surrendered to SWAT police immediately; the other barricaded himself inside the store but was forced out by tear gas. Residents near Orlando reported that people posing as utility workers were robbing homeowners at gunpoint, WOFL-TV reported.
Fort Lauderdale: Two alleged looters, Ryan Cook and Max Saintvil, both 28 years old, were arrested after allegedly breaking into six homes on Saturday night.
Camera crews from ABC Local 10 filmed at least eight people breaking into and stealing merchandise from Simon's Sportswear; either that same group or another group vandalized a Foot Locker store.
In the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Weston, a Broward County sheriff's deputy shot a 17-year-old and arrested another teenager after they allegedly attempted to break into a home, according to NBC 6 TV.
Miami: at least one dozen looters stole shoes and supplies from a sporting goods store; police arrested two people, as NBC 6 reported.
St. Petersburg: a family that had evacuated their home returned to find it looted, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Polk County: Marvell Parkinson, 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested by the Polk County Sheriff's Office for burglarizing an empty Lake Wales, Florida home.
St. Lucie County: Keith Adams, 30, was caught allegedly burglarizing Atlantic Hardscapes.