There have been rumors circulating that rioters are going to start fanning out into the suburbs.
Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County in Florida addressed this on Monday and warned would-be rioters what they would encounter.
He noted that the people of Polk County are armed.
WFLA News reports:
Sheriff Grady Judd extends curfew, warns rumored neighborhood rioters that residents are armed
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has extended the county’s curfew another night following a weekend of unrest and criminal activity.
“The death of George in Minneapolis at the hands of that police officer was outrageous,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. “Had that police officer done here what he did there, he would have been locked up in the county jail by sundown.”
“But Minneapolis is not Polk County,” Judd continued. “And I want to say unequivocally that the community here is unbelievable … But please understand, that if you come here to riot, to loot, to injure people, we’re going to lock you up in the county jail.”…
“I would tell them, if you value your life, you probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County,” Judd said. “Because the people of Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns, and they’re going to be inside their homes tonight with their guns loaded. And if you try to break into their homes tonight and try to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns.”
Watch the video below:
"The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns… And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I'm highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns." STORY: https://t.co/NjG4Frlphy pic.twitter.com/KH0g3X0POC
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) June 1, 2020
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is a national treasure. The entire state of Florida loves this guy. He doesn’t put up with any bull crap: “The people of Polk County like guns. They have guns. I encourage them to own guns.” pic.twitter.com/lAcc55Osfd
— Micah ‘Mortality’ Rate (@Micah_Rate) June 1, 2020
Put this guy in charge of New York City or Minneapolis.