Looting arrest made in Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma

Posted at 10:49 AM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 12:13:57-04

Hurricane Irma isn't expected to make landfall until Sunday, but a looting arrest has already been made on Florida's east coast.

The St. Lucie County (Florida) Sheriff's Office arrested a man burglarizing a business on Friday night. 

The man was identified him as 30-year-old Keith Francis Adams.

"I have said over and over that we will not tolerate looting or price gouging," said Sheriff Ken J. Mascara said in a statement.  

"We have deputies actively patrolling the county, including our beach communities, to ensure the safety and security of your homes and businesses. If you think you are going to take advantage of these evacuated properties, be prepared to spend the storm at the county jail," Sheriff Mascara said.